Whether you’ve lived in Texas for a year or a decade, you know just how active termites are throughout the state. But how does this particular pest invade a residence and what exactly can you do to keep termites out of your home? Let’s take a closer look.

What termites need to survive

Just like many insects, termites need food, moisture, and warmth to survive. In terms of food sources, termites feast on any sort of wood building materials they can find. They don’t care if this means destroying a basement, crawl space, or attic.

Maybe you’re wondering at this point, “Where specifically can I find termite colonies?” Well, if you notice puddles forming either near the foundation or an air conditioning unit, your residence could be appealing to termites. That’s why it’s important to seal any gaps around the foundation and roof/eaves.

If you want to stop termites before they invade your home, you will need to take a thorough, proactive approach.

How Subterranean termites get in your home

These particular colonies live at least five to 30 feet underground. Believe it or not, some Subterranean termite colonies can be larger than the average home! Here at Tom Samples Pest Control, we usually see these termites getting into residences through wood-to-ground contact, such as door frames, deck posts, and porch steps. It’s also common for Subterranean termites to enter homes through foundation cracks and cracks in brick mortar.

How Drywood termites get in your home

These colonies do their damage a little differently. For one thing, infestations of these colonies begin when swarmers locate a crack in the wood of your home, build a nest, and seal themselves inside. From there, Drywood termites begin producing eggs to build their colony. Drywood termite colonies can cause serious damage to your home within just a few years.

Termite Control in Springtown

Another termite season will be here before you know it. Sure, you could brush off the importance of termite prevention and hope these critters don’t actually make it into your home. Just know in the back of your mind it may cost thousands of dollars to fix one infestation.

This is where the team at Tom Samples Pest Control comes into play. For more than 60 years, Dallas/Fort Worth residents have relied on us for effective termite control. As a homeowner, you may not even realize the damage that has already been done to your home by termites.

Rest assured that Tom Samples will help you identify the damage and prevent any further damage from occurring by implementing a customized treatment plan. We want to remind you that Eastern Texas is notorious for having a large number of properties negatively impacted by termites.

Don’t let a pest infestation threaten your family or your investment. As one of the few family owned and operated pest control companies in the state, you can count on Tom Samples to get the job done right the first time.

Contact Tom Samples today.