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Termites are a silent threat to homes. A termite infestation can do extreme amounts of damage before it’s even discovered. Taking proactive measures to identify access points and threats for termites is a great step towards securing your home. Termites are a job for the experts and should not be taken lightly.  If you’re buying or selling a home in the Houston, Texas area, the pest control experts at Green Team Pest are at your service.

With some information from Angie’s List writer, Bogert Kisch, we can answer your termite questions to keep your home protected.

What is a termite?

A termite is a wood destroying insect (WDI). They are known as silent invaders because they can invade your home with little to no evidence or noise.  

What are potential threats attracting termites?

Termites enter the home through the foundation. During a comprehensive termite inspection, we will identify problem areas that are likely to attract termites including: 

  • High soil
  • Rotten wood
  • Excessive moisture

What are the signs of termite infestation?

A visual sign of a termite swarm could include finding evidence of insect wing accumulation, likely in your basement. Unfortunately, visually identifying a swarm is difficult. It is more common to see wood damage in your home. Other visual signs include hollowed out wood and mud tunnels along the interior and exterior wood surrounding the home.  

What is the treatment for termites?

Each treatment plan varies and is dependent upon the structure and your lifestyle. We create customized treatment plans to ensure the problem is resolved. Safety measures are taken to ensure the health of the home and its occupants during and after treatment. With a free warranty, our services are guaranteed.

It is important to contact the experts to handle termite problems in your home. Act promptly at the first signs of termite activity by calling the pest control experts at Green Team Pest. Contact us at (281) 295-1633, or complete our online consultation request form to secure your home today.

Kisch, B. (2016, March 23). 5 signs you might have termites. Angie’s List. Retrieved from https://www.angieslist.com/articles/5-signs-you-might-have-termites.htm