Pre-Construction Termite Treatment

Termite damage is not covered by insurance and is expensive. Every day they go undiscovered, and your property suffers additional damage. That’s why, while building a new structure, preventative steps like getting a pre-construction termite treatment is vital.

Chemically treated soil works wonders for forming a barrier beneath your foundation, for termite control

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Pre-Construction Termite Treatment

Termite damage is not covered by insurance and is expensive. Every day they go undiscovered, and your property suffers additional damage. That’s why, while building a new structure, preventative steps like getting a pre-construction termite treatment is vital.

Chemically treated soil works wonders for forming a barrier beneath your foundation, for termite control

During new building construction, the liquid termiticide is sprayed on the ground before a new slab is poured. These pre-construction treatments will keep termites away from the foundation.

Treatments with borate glycol are also a possible alternative. Borate treatments, when sprayed directly to the wood framing, can guard against termites as well as fungus, mildew, and other wood-destroying organisms. Though no procedure is 100% foolproof, the worry-free assurance that comes with a pre-construction treatment from The Bug’s End Pest Control can help.

Pretreatment is inexpensive when compared to the cost of repairing termite damage. Contact us today to learn more about how pre-construction soil remediation may preserve your house.

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Termite Treatment After Construction

The majority of people do not notice the indicators of a termite infestation until after the damage has been done. Because termites live and eat in wall voids and crawl spaces, this is the case. Cracks in the foundation, plumbing penetrations, regions of elevated soil around the exterior of the home, and other entry sites are examples.

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Termite Treatment After Construction

The majority of people do not notice the indicators of a termite infestation until after the damage has been done. Because termites live and eat in wall voids and crawl spaces, this is the case. Cracks in the foundation, plumbing penetrations, regions of elevated soil around the exterior of the home, and other entry sites are examples.

Types of Termites in Texas

Subterranean Termites

The most frequent termites in Texas are subterranean termites. Workers, soldiers, and reproductives are the three categories of termite adults in a colony (shown in this order in the above picture). Termite workers have a delicate body and are white to light brown in color. Soldier termites have big brownish heads and strong, well-developed jaws, which distinguish them from worker termites (mandibles). Soldiers defend the colony against intruders, mostly ants. Because reproductives are the only ones who leave the colony and shelter tube system, they are frequently spotted by homeowners. This is known as the “swarming season,” and it usually starts in March and lasts until the middle to end of the summer. Observed reproductives could be winged or not. Winged reproductives have yellow-brown to black bodies and four equal-sized wings that range from smoky gray to brown in color.

Formosan Termite

Another subterranean termite closely linked to the Eastern Subterranean termite is the Formosan termite. They are larger and have a brighter orange color on their heads and bodies than the Eastern Subterranean termite. The soldier caste has a more oval head shape, and their reproductive wings are hairy. The fact that Formosan termites cause damage far faster than their Eastern counterparts is disturbing. They’re also known for forming “carton colonies” inside walls, which can make removal much more difficult. If you’re dealing with this species, be sure the service provider you choose has experience dealing with infestations like this one.

Drywood Termites

Drywood termites are difficult to identify since they do not live underground like the other two. They look for wood to infest and then live in that wood. The fecal pellets/frass they emit (seen below) and swarmers visible during their reproductive cycles are the most common ways they are identified. Drywood termites are commonly introduced into the home through contaminated wood such as furniture or cabinetry. Drywood termite colonies are far smaller than subterranean termite colonies, and they do damage more slowly. However, because of their unobtrusive appearance, they are more likely to go undetected.

In Closing

If you are about to build a new home in the Longview, TX area, and would like to do Pre-Construction Termite Treatment to protect your investment, then call The Bug’s End Pest Control TODAY! 

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