Effective Termite Control for San Antonio homes
San Antonio and the surrounding areas experience high termite activity.
It’s not a matter of if your home will become infested by these
wood destroying insects but when.
At Family Pest Control, we understand the havoc these insects can cause.
subterranean termites or Formosan termites, they’re problematic and need to go. That’s
why we perform highly effective termite control services that address
foraging termites as well as entire termite colonies.
Our Termite Control Process
Family Pest Control has been treating termites for almost 40 years. We’re
termite experts and have a comprehensive process for finding, eliminating,
and preventing termite infestations.
Signs I Have Termites
Nobody wants a termite infestation. No matter where you live, termites
are very good at hiding that they are there. It's difficult to tell you
have termites until it's too late. But, noticing the signs early can help
you get rid of the pesky pests much easier. Below we have provided you
with 4 signs to be on the look out for in order to avoid a total termite
Discarded Wings -
If you find broken or discard wings under a window sill or under a cabinet,
this is a good early warning sign that you may have termites. As winged
termites age, they leave their nest and create a new colonies and eventually
lose their wings at the new colony. If you notice wings around your home,
contact our expert San Antonio Termite Control technicians.
Frass is another word for termite droppings, which is also evidence that
you may have termites. These droppings look like a dark powdery substance
and often are in mounds. It often times will look like sawdust or wood
shavings, make sure you double check before you decide to make the call
for pest control.
Mud Tubes -
Subterranean termites travel underground and in order to, they will make
what are called, "mud tubes". These tubes are essentially pencil-thin
tunnels that help them to travel to their different food sources. You
will often find mud tubes around the home's foundation.
Exterior Wood Damage -
Any wood that looks to be damaged on the exterior of your home may suggest
a termite infestation. If you notice bare, exposed or even rotted wood,
it could be that termites have already been there or will be very attracted
to this potential food source.
A licensed pest control technician will come to your property to conduct
a thorough inspection to identify if you have termites, the severity of
termite activity and damage, as well as the conducive conditions that
could be attracting these pests to your home.
Based on the findings, the technician will develop a termite control proposal
for you to review.
Our expert personnel relies on Termidor® liquid treatments to completely
eradicate termite activity within our customers' homes. We will dig a
shallow trench around the entire perimeter of your home and rod the product
into the base of the foundation to create a barrier against termites.
We do not stop there. We will treat all plumbing penetrations through the
entirety of your foundation and, if necessary, treat any crawl space or
attic that may be susceptible to termite activity. The only way to fully
stop termite damage is by eliminating all threats.
How Does Termidor® Work?
Termidor® is especially effective because it binds to the soil of a
treated area, leaving it protected for up to seven years after treatment.
It is an odor-free substance that termites are naturally attracted to.
Once termites encounter the product, they carry it back to their colonies
and spread throughout their community. Once infected, the termites die
Termite Pre-Treatment Services
Pre-treatment services are highly recommended in most southern states.
The warmer climate ensures termites can easily live all year ‘round.
Pre-treatment describes prevention methods taken for new construction
projects and homes fortunate enough to be unaffected by termites so far.
Termidor® Termite Pre-Treatment
Typically applied during the construction phase of a foundation, Termidor®
can be applied to the entire surface area where a new foundation will
Should you plan on digging into the ground for a basement foundation, the
Termidor® pre-treatment will be applied after the dig site has been
cultivated and before any of the actual construction is completed.
Providing the construction crew with a detailed report of treatment is
key to prevent removal of the treated ground.
Additional treatments may be necessary as the foundation is poured or erected
to ensure adequate prevention. These services also include a one-year
total home (renewable) termite treatment warranty.
Borate Termite Pre-Treatment
Borate pre-treatment is slightly different from Termidor® pre-treatment
methods. Borate pre-treatment methods are also performed during construction,
but after the foundation is poured or erected.
Once the frame of the home is being created, our technicians can use Borate
to protect any untreated wood from destructive termites by spraying the
wood. The wood will absorb the Borate and retain it for years of future
protection and prevention.
Family Termite Warranty
We are confident in our training and in our products. We provide all of
our customers with a one-year termite treatment warranty* that can be
transferred if the home is sold.
We also provide extended termite treatment warranties for any qualifying home. **