What Are Subterranean Termites?
One of the most common termite species that wreak havoc on Texas commercial and residential properties is the subterranean termite. There are two types of subterranean termites, the Formosan termite and Asian subterranean termite. The Formosan termite is known as the super termite because of the huge colonies it builds and the extensive damage it causes to timber structure within months. While they are tiny and measure less than half an inch, subterranean termite infestations are dangerous, as these pests will eat wood 24/7, using saw-toothed jaws to bite off wood from homes, businesses, and even live trees. The subterranean termite can potentially cause the most damage to any termite species as they build distinctive tunnels, known as mud tubes, to reach food sources and protect themselves from open air.
Commercial and residential properties can fall victim to these invasive pests, especially the Formosan subterranean termite, which is very difficult to kill. If you suspect a subterranean termite infestation, you may need to avail of professional termite control services as soon as possible. Termite control involves the use of treatments safe for humans and pets, including termite baiting treatment, liquid barrier termite control, termiticide foam injection, and more. At EcoStar Pest Control, our subterranean termite control services focus on termite baiting treatment, where our professional technicians will install cellulose-enriched stakes around the property. Subterranean termites will then consume the poison-filled bait, which helps kill off any active termite colonies that can destroy your home or place of business.