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, Richardson Pest Control technicians maintain knowledge of this creature throughout the United States. This allows them to be prepared when/if a foreign pest is introduced to the Richardson, Texas area.

Pest Control & Exterminator: Western Subterranean Termites

Western Subterranean Termites

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

Western Subterranean Termites enter homes by squeezing through the cracks found in foundations or other building materials. They can squeeze through cracks as small 1/16 of an inch wide.

Their food of choice is the cellulose part of the 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 their swarming behavior.

This type is one of the most highly destructive. This particular pest is causing millions of dollars of damage throughout the areas where it is located.

If you ever suspect that termites have entered your home, call us immediately. Each day that you let it pass, the more damage they are going to cause. Contact Richardson Pest Control today to get your termite problem solved quickly and easily and to schedule your hassle-free appointment! We provide both removal and prevention.

Call us at (214) 620-0921 today to find out how you can protect your home! Your safety is our priority.

Jul 192011

Richardson Pest Control 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 pest control specialists develop a plan to rid your home or office of these damaging pests.

Formosan Subterranean Termites

Formosan Subterranean Termites

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.” A healthy adult colony can eat up to a pound of wood a day. Also, the queen of the colony can lay up to 1300 eggs a day. Because of this, the Formosan Subterranean can cause the highest amount of property damage to all their species in the United States.

These pests 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 Formosan Subterranean 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!

Richardson Pest Control provides both termite removal and prevention in our area. Our experts will make sure that your house is safe and pest-free. We value your safety Call us at (214) 620-0921 today to find out how you can protect your home!

Jul 182011

Richardson Pest Control has a staff of experts on getting rid of your termite (and other pest control) problems. As your local exterminator, we can identify the type of pest you are dealing with then quickly and efficiently get rid of them.

Termite Control: Drywood Termites

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

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

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

Drywood termites begin by working in teams. A male and female pair 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.

The Drywood 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.

Richardson Guaranteed Solution

Here in our company, we work effectively and professionally without affecting your family or company. Termites are small, but they can be very alarming when taken lightly. They deal very serious damage to house and business structure

Richardson Pest Control provides both removal and prevention to existing structures as well as pre-construction homes and businesses.

Call us at (214) 620-0921 today to find out how you can protect your home or business today!

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