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Termite Inspections Fort Worth
We recently visited this local home to look at some termite activity. It’s helpful to know what to look for when you’re walking around your house (inside or out) to know whether or not you need a Fort Worth termite inspection.
If you see something on your foundation resembling a dirt tube or dirt formation similar to the one in the video above, it is likely termites. What’s the best way to tell? Investigation. In this particular case, we investigated a few days back and disturbed the tube and the client said that within a couple of hours the termites had rebuilt the tubes that we had just destroyed. In the video above you can see the tube we destroyed and the fresher, new tube that the termites repaired.
The termites were excited to get into this particular house, or else they would have gone elsewhere after their initial tube was destroyed. If you find termite tubes in your home, you can break the tube. In the video above, you can see a white larva looking insect… that’s a termite. It crawls back into the house through a small crack in the structure that was barely big enough to fit the end of my knife (approximately 1/16th of an inch). They somehow found that tiny crack and used it to enter the house. If you suspect a termite infestation on your property, don’t ignore it. They are subterranean and make their way up from the soil to access food which is the wood in your structure or yard. In this case, we opted to do a spot treatment and trenched all along the side of the house – a 10-foot area. We treated that and took care of the problem.
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