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When it comes to termite control in Katy, the options fall into the categories of good, better, and best. Today, we're going to give answers to four frequently asked questions to provide insight into what works best for termite pest control in Katy.

 

Keep in mind that if you've found termites in your home or business, you can get immediate assistance by going to our contact page and reaching out to us. All-Safe Pest & Termite provides industry-leading termite control in Katy, Texas, and the surrounding region. With that said, let's look at the best way to get rid of a termite infestation.

Is It Possible To Naturally Prevent Termite Infestations?

It is possible to reduce your chances of a termite infestation with natural prevention, but these measures won't give you complete protection. They are also not going to arrest a termite infestation if you've found termites infesting your yard. We would consider natural preventative measures as a good option, but not the best way to get rid of termites and keep them away.

 

Here are some examples of how natural termite prevention works:

  • Remove wood sources from your yard. When termites find wood in your yard, it signals to the queen that she needs to create more workers. This increases colony size. It may also trigger the queen to create reproductives to make satellite nests or new colonies.

  • Refrain from burning wood on your property, such as wood scraps or dead branches. These are ideal food sources for termites.

  • Address damp conditions and moisture problems. Worker termites are drawn to moist soil because rotting wood is often found in moist soil. Along with this, worker termites need moisture to stay hydrated. Stay on top of gutter repairs, trim landscaping, and remove unnecessary plants and vegetation.

  • Address wood-to-soil contact. An example of this would be to rest the wood posts of your deck on concrete rather than having the posts go into the soil. Wood-to-soil contact allows termite workers to enter into the wood of your home without leaving any warning signs.

An ounce of protection can go a long way toward protecting your property. While not a complete solution, these steps are important to take.

What Are Signs Of A Termite Infestation?

The most destructive termites in our area, by far, are categorized as subterranean termites. When you take the time to do routine termite inspections, you may find evidence of these destructive insects before they can do severe damage. This is better termite control than doing natural preventative measures (and considering the matter dealt with). You can also perform inspections without doing any preventative measures.

 

Here are a few warning signs termites may provide:

  • You might notice thin, wiggly mud lines on your foundation, exterior walls, stairs, or some other structure. These are called shelter tubes. Subterranean termites create them in order to reach above-ground food sources.

  • You might notice tiny black or orange insects with long white wings. These termites are called termite swarmers. This is due to the fact that they gather in a swarm during mating. Keep an eye out for swarmers, particularly in the spring.

  • You might notice the wings that termite swarmers shed during mating. In many cases, these wings are the only sign given. Termite swarms last for less than thirty minutes. It is easy to miss swarmers when they are grouped together.

  • You might notice worker termites. They may be found on wood that is lying on the ground. If you pick up a board, dead branch, firewood, or some other wood source, you may find tiny, pale-colored insects crawling on the side that was touching the ground.

  • You might be able to see wood damage in areas that are shaded and humid. Termite workers only come out of hiding if the air is moist.

Termite inspections can be a challenge, as the warning signs can be difficult to detect. If you need assistance with a termite inspection in Katy, contact us at All-Safe Pest & Termite for assistance.

How Quickly Can Termites Destroy A House?

Subterranean termites cost U.S. property owners $5 billion annually. When it comes to selecting termite control, get the best: Reach out to us here at All-Safe Pest & Termite for assistance. We specialize in termite control.

What's The Most Effective Termite Control In Katy?

Termite damage can be prevented by applying termite control products around your home. When these products are selected, installed, and maintained by a certified termite control professional, you'll get the best termite control possible. At All-Safe Pest & Termite, we use the most trusted forms of termite control and the most trusted products in the industry. Our solution for active termites is Termidor SC and, for ongoing protection that is always active, we use Sentricon® System with Always Active™.

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