With the creation of subterranean termites, Mother Nature implemented an aeration program for the soil, a recycling program for dead wood, and an organic fertilization program by returning the recycled wood back to the soil. In nature, subterranean termites are beneficial.
In our homes, subterranean termites are destructive and repairs are expensive. They are the found in every part of the United States except Alaska and cause $2-3 billion worth of damage each year.
Our population in Central Texas continues to increase, and as it does, we find our city limits expanding further out into the undeveloped woods and fields of the Hill Country. As a result, we are in a constant conflict with Mother Nature.
Termites see your home as a giant buffet, and the more wood you have in and around your home, the more these wood destroying insects will want to hang out and eat. And termites don’t discriminate between large and small homes – as long as there is wood available, termite infestation can occur.
No matter how well your home is constructed, where it’s located, or how old it is, it could be invaded by termites. Expansion joints, foundation cracks, and tiny gaps around plumbing are all opportunities for this destructive pest to enter your home.
Destructive Control Methods
Subterranean termite treatment has changed dramatically over the last decade. The number of systems, application techniques, and products available for termite control has tripled in the last few years.
For over 50 years, the standard method of controlling subterranean termites was to apply a liquid termiticide to the soil. The goal was to create a continuous chemical barrier around and under the building in order to block all potential routes of termite entry.
In recent years, termite baiting systems have evolved as an environmentally friendly alternative to liquid treatments for controlling subterranean termites. Termite baits “target” the pest species with little or no chance of impact on groundwater, wildlife, or the environment.
Safe and Effective Termite Service
Greener Texas considers the whole ecosystem in determining the best and safest methods for managing termites. Our inspectors visually inspect all accessible areas of your home looking for evidence of termites and other wood-destroying insects. We will also point out any conducive conditions we find during our inspection that may lead to potential problems such as bath traps, expansion joints, heavy foliage, wood to ground contact, or soil above the foundation.
Liquids or baits? Full treatment or spot treatment? Drilling or no drilling? Termite monitors or no monitors?
Whether it’s due to construction materials, natural habitat, or family lifestyle, we custom tailor a termite program around the unique needs of each customer.