Guide To Year-Round Termite Protection Around Houston
People live in the Greater Houston area for many reasons; the great people, awesome neighborhoods, thriving businesses, exceptional schools, family-friendly atmosphere, and of course the mild consistent climate that is found throughout the year. While the warm temperatures allow you and your family to be active year-round, which is great, they also allow insects, rodents, and other pests to remain active throughout the entire year. Termites are a huge year-round threat to Texas property owners. The consistent climate allows these wood-eating pests to work every day, all day tunneling through and feeding on the structural wood found inside of the home that they are invading. To help protect your home from these pests we want to provide you with the answers to some of the most commonly asked termite questions!
Why Do I Need Termite Protection?
You need to protect your home against termites for one simple reason- they have the potential to cause significant and very costly amounts of damage inside of homes. Termites are no joke; they are responsible for causing over 5 billion dollars’ worth of termite damage across the country each year. Termites enter homes unnoticed remaining hidden until their damages become severe enough for the homeowner to finally notice. Termites feed 24 hours a day on the wood that they are infesting, tunneling deeper and deeper into the wood as they go. The damages that termites cause can weaken the structural integrity of your home; their damages are very expensive to repair, and remember, termite damages are usually not covered by homeowners insurance- another reason why termite protection is so important!
Are There DIY Methods That Work?
According to a quick Google search, there are many cheap DIY methods that work to quickly and completely get rid of termites from any home! However, like most things in life if they seem to be too good to be true, they probably are; this statement rings very true for DIY termite control solutions. Eliminating termites from a property is a very difficult task; it requires modern treatment methods that are completed by highly trained professionals. Only a professional has the experience and training required to find all the termite nesting sites located on your property and in your home; they then develop a treatment plan that is right for your specific property. Turning to an experienced and trusted professional is the only choice there should be when it comes to protecting what is most likely your biggest investment, your home, from becoming significantly damaged by termites.
The Trick To Effective Termite Control For Your Houston Area Home
Termite infestations bring nothing but trouble to Houston-area homes, and leaving this pest untreated for a prolonged period can lead to serious destruction on your property. However, when it comes to termites, many homeowners are confused about how to prevent and treat this pest. Modern Pest Control can help you with the termite control process, and our experts are happy to advise you on preventing future infestations.
The trick to controlling termites in the Houston area is to remove and reduce the factors that bring this pest to your property in the first place. Termites love to hide around shaded areas, in moist soils, and near wooden debris such as fallen branches, trees, or tree stumps. Moisture issues can worsen termite problems and encourage this pest to move inside your property, as can lots of soil-to-wood contact around your home's foundation. Evaluate your property for all of these factors and take steps to remove them as part of a termite prevention plan.
Additionally, warning signs that termites have moved inside include rustling or clicking noises from walls and wood that breaks away easily or looks damaged. You will also notice shed or discarded termite wings on your property, mud tubes in interior and exterior areas, and sight termites or termite mounds.
Contact Modern Pest Control immediately if you suspect termite problems are occurring on your property.
How Does Termite Control Work?
At Modern Pest Control our termite elimination process includes the following highly effective services:
Inspection - One of our trained professionals will inspect your property noting signs of termite damage and activity, entrance points, and any conditions that may be attracting termites to your home.
Sentricon® System with Always Active™ Installation - Sentricon® with Always Active™ is strategically installed on your property, around your home. Its bait stations are filled with Recruit HD termite bait- the bait is highly attractive to termites and they begin feeding immediately. Foraging termites take the bait back to the colony, distributing it to every member and killing off the entire colony.
Ongoing Treatment Protection - Once your existing termite problem is completely eradicated, Sentricon® with Always Active™ remains in place to continuously monitor for new termite activity and protect your property from being invaded and damaged by these high invasive wood-eating pests.
Don’t ignore a current termite problem or think that a termite problem won’t happen inside of your home. Take the time now to put into place a year-round termite control program from Modern Pest Control. Year-round pest control is the best solution to stopping termites from being able to breach the barriers into your home to feed on its structural wood and cause structural damages. Contact Modern today to learn more about our highly effective solutions to termites!