While diminutive in size, termites are some of the most dangerous creatures
to not only your personal home, but to the entire neighborhood. In the
United States alone, termites create over five billion dollars’
worth of damage—in just a single year. Unfortunately, there is no
relief from termites unless you obtain immediate extermination. They will
chomp down your house, no matter the season, so there is no way to “wait
out” the problem. Waiting will only increase the damage done to
your house, which is why immediate termite control is essential to saving
your home. You can rely on the
pest control team at Miss Phoebe's Pest & Termite Control to rescue your house before it has all been
digested. We built our stellar reputation on eliminating termites in homes and
businesses throughout Dallas and surrounding areas, and our local, experienced, and
highly trained family is here to help you.
Call today at
(214) 225-1421 for a free consultation to find out the best approach for destroying termites
before they destroy your house.
Are Termites Common in Dallas?
Unfortunately, termite infestations are incredibly common here in Dallas.
The most common kinds of termites in the Dallas area include formosan
termites, drywood termites, and eastern subterranean termites. All of
them are voracious eaters of wood, and they won't think twice before making
your home's support beams, walls, and floors their next meal.
For more information on termites, be sure to read our termite FAQ.
It is very important to begin recognizing the initial signs of termite
presence so you can get rid of a full infestation before they take control
of your home.
Some of the warning signs of termite problems include:
Tiny holes the size of a pin located in wood and drywall
Wooden structures which have a hollow echo whenever they are knocked
Paint that seems to keep peeling, or marks that resemble water damage even
though there has not been rain recently
Laminate floorboards and wooden boards which come loose or buckle
Constantly stained or discolored wallpaper and wood panels
Loosened tiles due to the extra moisture caused by termites
Suddenly squeaky floors or walls
What Attracts Termites to a Property?
Termites build colonies near food sources. If you have a termite infestation
on your property, it means that your home or business serves as a food
source to these pests. Generally, termites like to build their colonies
is moist places or locations where the wood is rotting. Thus, it's important
to ensure that any wood on your property is properly maintained.
You can help prevent a termite infestation by removing the following from
Piles of wood: Any pile of wood, whether it's firewood or materials for something else,
needs to be stacked 5 inches off the ground and 20 feet away from your
home. Because termites eat wood, the wood pile will attract termites,
who will then migrate to your home and cause great damage.
Excess foliage: Dead trees and stumps rot, and the rotting wood will attract termites.
Tree limbs and leaves: If you have any trees with limbs or branches that touch your roof, our
Dallas termite control experts recommend that you trim them. These limbs
and branches will give termites a direct pathway from the ground to your property.
Mulch: Because termites are attracted to moisture, the wood chips in mulch that
retain water are a major source of attraction for termites. Dampwood termites
are especially attracted to mulch. Therefore, it's important that you
keep any mulch at least 15 feet from your property.
Clogged gutters: As leaves and twigs build up within your gutters, they retain moisture
which can cause your roof to soften or rot. These damaged areas of your
roof make it easier for termites to enter your property and feed on the
wood. Make sure your regularly get your gutters cleaned to prevent a termite
Termite Treatment Options
There are a number of types of termite treatment plans you can consider,
and our team will help you decide which options are best for you. Two
of the most popular include liquid termite treatments and bait and monitoring
We only use the best of the best for termite control, and proudly use
Trelona® solutions. Miss Phoebe's Pest & Termite Control uses an advanced bait and monitoring
method that is monitored quarterly to protect your space. In spots that
are particularly likely to attract termites, we can put a "monitoring
station" to identify whether termites are accumulating. Once it has
been evident which spots have the most activity of termites, the monitors
are then exchanged with bait treatments. These bait traps do not activate
immediately, allowing termites to first ingest the treatment and give
it to other termites, before destroying both groups. This helps diminish
the deeper underground colony. Offering personalized solutions means we
can tackle any infestation, no matter how big or small. We work diligently
to keep our neighborhood safe and comfortable, which is why we also offer
green treatment options for anyone who is sensitive to chemicals.
Can I Spray for Termites Myself?
Wondering whether professional termite pest control is worth it? Trust
us, you don't want to test it out with your most important investment
(your home) on the line. Termites can cause thousands and thousands of
dollars worth of serious damage to your home's foundation and structure,
and your homeowner's insurance likely will not cover this type of damage.
There are some things that it's okay to DIY, but getting rid of termites
absolutely isn't one of them.
Don’t trust the safety of your home to ineffective, store-bought
treatments. Instead, put your home in the hands of our industry-leading
and experienced exterminators. We work hard to not only rid your home
of termites, but keep termites from returning.