Houston and the Greater Houston area is notorious for Drywood Termite infestations! Especially, if you live in The Heights or any of the surrounding areas! Some years ago, a swarm of Drywood Termites entered the Houston skyline and they never left! Causing billions of dollars of damage each year, Drywood Termites should be respected NOT FEARED!
If you have noticed small, wood-colored insects swarming around your home, there’s a good chance you are dealing with drywood termites. These pests can cause significant damage to the structural integrity of your home if left untreated. But don’t worry – there are steps you can take to get rid of them and keep them from coming back.
The first step is to identify whether or not you are dealing with drywood termites.
How To Identify Drywood Termites:
-The insects will be about 1/4 inch long and wood-colored
-They will swarm around your home in late summer or early fall
-They will create small, rectangular holes in the wood of your home
-The wood will sound hollow when tapped
These insects can be difficult to distinguish from other species of termites, so it’s best to consult a professional if you’re not sure. Once you have confirmed that you are dealing with drywood termites, it’s time to take action.
How Did Drywood Termites Get Into My Home?
Drywood termites can enter your home through small openings in the roof, eaves, windows, or doors. They can also travel through shared walls with other homes or businesses. They can even come in the wood you used to build your home!
Why Are They Called Drywood Termites?
Drywood termites get their name from their preferred food source – dry wood. They can also survive on other cellulose-based materials.
How SHOULD I Treat My Home For Drywood Termites?
The age old question when dealing with Drywood Termites is “Should I Tent My Home?” The answer is… you can.. BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO! That’s right, we here at CPL Pest Control are offering TENTLESS DRYWOOD TERMITE TREATMENTS! There are a few different methods you can use to get rid of drywood termites, but the most effective is the CPL Pest Control approach! This is where we aggressively destroy the current nest(s) and locate any other areas where Drywood Termites may be nesting. Additionally, we protect your home from future invasions by using an aggressive approach at protecting your home! By using the best in technology, CPL Pest Control is keeping Drywood Termites away from your home and keeping it safe!
A failure to appropriately take care of Drywood Termites may result in them spreading to other areas of your home which are unprotected and not ready for Drywood Termite invasions. If you think you may have a drywood termite infestation, don’t wait – contact a professional right away. The sooner you take action, the easier and less expensive it will be to get rid of them.
If you think you have a problem with Drywood Termites, you should call CPL Pest Control. We’ll give you a FREE Consultation and Quote! Call us at 281-683-6737, as always, ASK FOR CHRIS!