In Hill Country, the question is not if you should get a termite inspection but rather when? Thanks to modern technology, termites can not only be eliminated but also prevented from ever damaging a home. If you live in an area where termites are common but haven’t seen any on your property, then you are a perfect candidate for preventative treatment. Preventative baiting is simple and quick for professionals to install and it can keep your home safe from termites for years to come.
If you see termite activity on your property it is in your best interest to get an inspection. This is because exterior termites only provide a small insight into what is happening inside the walls that we cannot see. Here are a few signs to look out for.
- Small piles of sawdust-looking termite droppings
- Weak and bending walls, floors, and doors
- Surfaces that make sound hollow when tapped
- Areas where a screwdriver can easily be poked through
- Discarded wings near cracks or window sills
- Mud tubes running up outside walls or nearby trees
For more information or to schedule a consultation, call Hill Country Pest Control Kerrville today.
New Building Termite Protection Plan
We know we're more than capable of handling any pests that show up, but we also know our customers would rather not have to deal with infestations. That's why we can help you take preventative measures beforehand, starting from when you construct a brand-new building. Together, we can help devise a pre-treatment termite plan using various strategies to protect your brand-new building. The pre-treatment plans include the base, supportive structures in and around the building, which will be much harder to access later.
When pre-treatment is instituted early on and maintained throughout the building process, it can help make these new buildings less susceptible to termites. That includes ensuring debris is removed and moisture penetration to prevent bugs from making homes within your facility.
Exterminate the Termite Problems
If an infestation is found in your home or building, our expert team of exterminators can help devise an effective termite treatment plan. Employing the two most common termite treatments we use liquid termiticides and termite bait stations.
When using liquid termiticides, the chemical is applied directly in the soil, creating a barrier between the termites in the ground and your home or building. The barrier created prevents any new termites from gaining entry and will prevent the existing termites in the walls from returning to the soil. When professionally applied, this method protects your buildings from termites for a minimum of five years.
Baiting stations are a mixture of appealing foods, like paper or cardboard, and slow-acting chemicals lethal to termites that attract and eliminate these pests. When installed in areas around the building, the termites will come in contact with the bait and bring it back to the colony where it will be shared. Once distributed, over time, the termites will be exposed and die off.