Have you ever wondered why termites are so common in Texas?
Texas is a state known for its humidity and moisture, which puts your home at risk for termite infestation. Although this is somewhat unavoidable, there is still a way you can reduce termite exposure in your home through proper pest control. Knowing the damages these pests can cause is important for every homeowner when it comes to protecting their home during the Texas termite season.
Texas Termite Types
There are a few different types of termites that you can encounter if as a Dallas property owner
- Flying termites
- Dry wood termites
- Subterranean termites
These are among the most common Texas termite species. These pests mostly survive by eating wood, however, that isn’t their only food source. They also feast on anything with cellulose in it, such as leather, foam, paper, insulation, and window frames.
How To Spot Damage
So how do you know if you have a termite colony living in your Dallas home? You can start to notice you have termites if you see small flying insects around your windows that leave behind discarded wings. More common signs of termites include
- Damaged flooring
- Damaged ceiling beam
- Cracks in cornices
- Unexplained cracks in walls
- Broken roof tiles
Texas termites can also cause damage to concrete foundations by getting into cracks and floor joists made of wood. If you have a termite problem, it’s likely you may have moisture issues as well. The reason being, termites chew away at your ceiling and roofing, your home is exposed to more moisture, and as a result this may leave the insulation, carpet, and foundation wet.
Another way to spot termite damage is if you see tubes of mud along the drywall inside your home or along door jams. This is a clear sign of termite activity. It only takes a crack big enough to slide a sheet of paper into it to allow termite entry into your home.
How To Address The Problem
Even if you don’t notice visible signs of termite damage, a termite inspection is never a bad idea and could save you a good deal of money by stopping any potential issues from getting worse.
It’s always better to take action as soon as possible to prevent the issue or stop it before it ends up costing you much more time and money.
Want to have your Dallas home checked out? Contact a Chorbie expert! We will take care of all your pest control needs such as:
- Termite inspection
- Termite prevention
- Termite control