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What You Should Do If You Think Your Lufkin Home Has A Termite Problem


Your home should be your sanctuary, where you can relax with family and friends. But when termites find a way inside, the safety of your home is endangered. If you haven't had a termite inspection lately or suspect termites have entered, this guide will provide more information on what to do.

Termites usually aren't out in the open like other pests in Texas, so we'll explain some of the signs Lufkin pest control companies look for to determine whether or not these insects are infesting your house. We'll also review the factors on your property that may attract these pests. Whether you are looking to prevent termites or eliminate a current infestation, Quality Pest Control is here to help you to protect your home.

You're Not Likely To Ever Actually See A Termite

Termites in Lufkin are sneaky pests that quietly work behind the walls of your house, chewing their way through the wood. The only real chance of seeing them before they enter the house is if you notice winged swarming termites on your Lufkin property. These termites start new colonies, and if you see them around, you may be able to stop an infestation in its early stages.

Once they enter the house, you aren't likely to see the insects, and stopping them can be more challenging. Regular termite inspections and proactive prevention measures are the most effective ways to avoid termite damage to your house. Contact us at Quality Pest Control to learn more about our termite control services or to schedule an inspection.

Unsubtle Signs Of Termite Damage

Termites can work inside your home for some time before you see any signs of damage, depending on the species you have. Some termites in Lufkin can cause significant damage in just six months, while others work more slowly. The following list will provide some signs of termite damage to keep an eye out for:

  • Wood that sounds hollow when tapped
  • Blistered or darkening wood structures
  • Bubbling or uneven paint
  • Swelling or bending wood
  • Spots that look similar to water damage

If you already see evidence of termite damage, it is time to take action to prevent further destruction. Contact us today at Quality Pest Control for assistance eliminating termites.

Causes And Factors For Termite Infestations

Some factors on your property increase the chances of a termite infestation in your home. Replacing or repairing these conditions can reduce the risk of these pests. Here are some of the most likely causes of a termite problem:

  • Water that pools near the foundation
  • Leaking pipes, faucets, or air conditioning units
  • Humid areas such as basements, crawl spaces, and attics that aren't adequately ventilated
  • Places where there is wood-to-soil contact, such as where decking meets soil
  • Keeping firewood stacked close to the house

A local company like Quality Pest Control can help detect areas that may attract termites and put preventative controls in place to safeguard your home. Contact us today to learn more about how our professional termite control services can prevent termites from ever becoming a problem in your house.

Contact Us At The First Sign Of Termites In Your Home

We understand how stressful it can be to have an infestation of pests in your home, especially when that pest is termites. Quality Pest Control is a local, family-owned, and operated company, and we take pride in treating our neighbor's homes. Contact us at the first signs of termites in your home so we can help protect your family and home from these destructive insects.