Pioneer Exterminating Company
8707 Cadawac Road | Houston, TX 77074
Ph (713) 777-8512

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Houston Termite Control-Pioneer Exterminating

Termite Swarmers

Gerald J. Lenhard, Louisiana State University,Bugwood.org

 

Termites eat wood, and can consequently cause great structural damage to your home if left unchecked. A typical homeowner’s insurance policy does not cover destruction caused by termites, even though they cause over 1 billion dollars in damage to homes throughout the United States each year. Our inspection and treatment program can help you understand the threat of termites, and take the necessary steps to protect your home.

Termite Inspection

You can’t assume your home is termite-free just because you’ve never seen them—they only swarm once or twice a year, and you might miss it! We thoroughly inspect your home or business, looking for the tell-tale signs of termite infestation. Some of the things we look for are:

In addition, we offer Real Estate transfer termite inspections.

Termite Treatments

To control these unwanted pests, we provide an effective treatment plan, which may include:

Termite Facts

Subterranean termites are extremely destructive. First they build tunnels to wooden structures, and then they burrow into those structures to obtain food. Any wood or cellulose-containing material constitutes termite food, and given time to do so, they’ll eat until nothing is left but a shell. Termites avoid light and air, so they build their colonies where you’re not likely to stumble upon them.

Ants vs. Termites - Houston Termite Control

On the off chance you do see them, remember that it’s easy to confuse termites with ants. Fortunately, there are features that distinguish them.

Ants Termites
narrow waists thick waists
bent antennae straight antennae
two sets of wings (one wing is longer than the other) two sets of wings (same size)

Ants vs. termites - Houston Termite Control