Jul 192011

As their name suggests, the Western Subterranean Termite is the most common termite for the western part of the United States. This means they can be found in our area at times. However, our Pest Solutions & Exterminators of Fort Worth technicians maintain knowledge of pests throughout the United States. This allows them to be prepared when/if a foreign pest is introduced to the Fort Worth, Texas area.

Western Subterranean Termites Fort Worth, Texas

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Pest Control Solutions for Western Subterranean Termites

This species usually builds its colony underground just below the frost line yet still above the water table.

They enter homes by squeezing through the cracks found in foundations or other building materials. In fact, they can squeeze through cracks as small 1/16 of an inch wide.

Their food of choice is the cellulose part of wood which is found in walls, floors, dressers, tables, etc. Their damage is normally found on the first floor of the home and in the basement. One can find evidence of them in their tunnels and in their swarming behavior.

Pest Solutions & Exterminators of Fort Worth provides both removal and prevention. Call us today to find out how you can protect your home!


Jul 192011

Pest Solutions & Exterminators of Fort Worth is your local authority on getting rid of termite problems in both your home and business. Once we identify the type which has invaded your home we will have one of our professional Forth Worth pest specialists develop a plan to rid your home or office of these damaging pests.

Termite Control: Formosan Subterranean

Formosan Subterranean Termites Fort Worth, Texas

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The Formosan Subterranean Termite is generally found in the warmer southern areas of the United States in addition to Hawaii. Because of its ability to consume a vast amount of wood in a short amount of time, this type has earned the nickname “the super termite.” In fact, a health adult colony can eat up to a pound of wood a day. In addition, the queen of the colony can lay up to 1300 eggs a day. Because of this, they can cause the highest amount of property damage of all the species in the United States.

These ones don’t just stick to wood, either. They have been known to eat wood, plaster, plastic, and even metal. A tell-tale sign of a them infestation is in the bulging of your walls. This is caused as they not only eat the walls, but they create tunnels made of their saliva and feces. When you see this bulging time is of the essence and you need to get a professional to come take care of your problem before the colony eats you out of house and home, literally!

We provides both removal and prevention for Tarrant County, Texas and surrounding areas. Call us today to find out how you can protect your home from termites!

Jul 182011

Pest Control Solutions for Fort Worth has a staff of experts on getting rid of your termite (and other pest control) problems. As your local exterminator, we are able to identify the type of ones you are dealing with then quickly and efficiently get rid of them. Just phone (817) 886-0267 right now to learn more.

Termite Control: Drywood Termites

They live in drywood and therefore can be found in everything from wooden rocking chairs and bookshelves to hardwood flooring or walls. Of the hundreds of drywood species, only a handful are found in the United States.

One subspecies of this is the Powderpost which is commonly found in the southeastern and middle parts of North America. The common name for this type is the furniture ones because they will build their nests within furniture. Western drywood are another subspecies which mainly inhabit the western side of the United States.

Colonies of drywood tend to be relatively small in comparison to subterranean type. However, the danger lies in that there can be multiple colonies within a single dwelling and rather than living in tubes and huts, drywood live in the wood itself and will tunnel along the grain of the wood. In addition, unlike subterranean, they do not require any contact with the soil in order to live.

They begin by working in teams. A male and female pair of drywood will work their way into the wood chosen for the nest. The opening through which they enter the wood is sealed with a plug of brown cement-like material about 1/8-inch in diameter. They then excavate a chamber behind the plug where the queen lays the first eggs.

Drywood termites can be found by their fecal pellets that are 6 sided and concave on each side. They will also leave behind a fine powdering of wood which resembles fine sawdust.

Pest Solutions & Exterminators of Fort Worth provides both termite removal and prevention to existing structures as well as new construction, homes and businesses. Call us today to find out how you can protect your home or business today!

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