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A Handy Termite Prevention Guide For Frisco Homeowners

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For many Frisco residents, home is where the heart is. But for Frisco's subterranean and drywood termites, your home is where their next meal is! As a homeowner, termites can not only ruin the value of your home but can also cost you substantial amounts of money in repairs if you don't regularly treat for termites.

Fortunately, some things will show you signs of termite damage like unexplained wall cracks, mud tubes, hard-to-open doors and windows, and foundation damage. But some of these signs are indicators of other necessary home repairs as well, which is why regular termite inspections are so important.

At All-Safe Pest & Termite, we're your local Frisco Pest Control here to provide safe and effective eco-friendly services. 

Why You're Not Likely To See Termites Around Your Home

The only way you're going to see termites around your Frisco home is if they're swarming. Also known as 'swarmers,' these particular termites are the only members with wings and are part of the reproductive caste of termites whose specific duty is to leave their nests and start new colonies. 

The reason you're not likely to see active (wingless) termites around your home is that termites reside in their nests or within the wood structures they're constantly eating, which could potentially be your home.

If you see these flying termites around your property, you need to call us immediately, as swarmers are evidence of termites currently infesting your home or your home is at risk of a termite infestation.

The Extent Of Damage Termites Can Silently Do To Your Home

Did you know that 600,000 homes are damaged by termites each year, resulting in homeowners in the U.S. spending a total of around five billion in termite control and repairs? Your home doesn't have to be part of that statistic. 

Without regular termite control, the damage these wood-destroying pests can do without you even knowing it includes structural damage to your subflooring, roof, plumbing beams, drywall, support beams, foundation, and paneling. They will also cause cosmetic damage like bubbling or peeling painted walls, stained walls, small entry holes, and foul odors from fecal matter.

These are just a few things to note when it comes to termite damage. Without regular inspections from a professional pest termite control company, your home will be susceptible to these problems.

Five Eco-Friendly And Effective Termite Prevention Tips

The key to avoiding termite damage is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Of course, regular inspections are your number-one method, but if you know you don't currently have termites and want to keep your home termite-free, implement these effective eco-friendly tips.

  • Nematodes: Release these parasitic worms where you suspect termites are, and they'll eat the termite infestation.
  • Borates: Sprinkle the powder or mix with water and apply to termite affected area.
  • Orange Oil: Spray this oil directly on termites, which will dissolve their exoskeletons.
  • Wet Cardboard: Use this as a lure to bring termites out of hiding. Once they've settled on the wet cardboard, you can use any of the methods above and below to kill the termites.
  • Vinegar: Mix a half cup of vinegar with the juice of two lemons and spray the termite-infested area.

These tips are only good for prevention but won't work for those areas you can't reach or get to easily. Professional termite control should always be the first action to take. 

The Best Form Of Termite Protection For Frisco Homeowners

To rid your home of termites, the safest and most effective way to establish termite control is with All-Safe Pest & Termite. From stinging insects to wood-destroying pests like termites, we offer the most effective and eco-friendly services in the Frisco area. Give us a call today to find out how we can help.

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