What Are Dampwood Termites?
Among the three common termite species found in Texas, the dampwood termite is the largest one, measuring up to almost an inch long. These pests are known for the strong distinctive odor they emit, as well as their dark brown bodies and wings. Dampwood termites are mostly found in dampened wooden areas that stay damp due to water leaks or standing water. Their common food sources include fence posts and door frames, reproducing and feasting away at your home’s structure for months, or even years before being discovered. This puts your commercial or residential property at risk of significant structural damage, costing time, stress, and money to remedy.
To prevent costly damage, it’s important to avail of professional dampwood termite control services for prevention and immediate treatment early on. Termite control treatment from professional pest control experts includes inspection, extermination, and prevention to kill dampwood termites and keep them away from your home or business for good. At EcoStar Pest Control, we use a strategic approach called the termite baiting system, wherein we install cellulose-filled stakes around your property to eradicate existing dampwood termite colonies and prevent them from reproducing.