TERMITE CONTROL LUBBOCK
Our EXTERMINATORS can Diagnose and Treat any Level of Termite Infestation
Our pest control specialists have experience with several kinds of termites.
The wide range of climates found in West Texas makes our state home to several different damaging species of termite. These include:
- Eastern Subterranean Termites
- Arid-land Subterranean Termites
- Desert Dampwood Termites
Eastern Subterranean Termites
These termites are generally found causing damage in mass quantities during the spring months. Especially after warm rain showers that leave the soil around 70°F. These pests cause millions of dollars in damage each year. In high activity areas, 1 in 5 homes will be affected during their existence.
Colonies can take time to develop, but once a queen settles in she can produce over 10,000 offspring in a year. A queen termite may live for several years and her offspring, which cause the most damage, can live up to two years.
Arid-land Subterranean Termites
Arid-land Subterranean Termites are by far the most common species of termites west of the Mississippi. They are found in a variety of regions ranging from dry desert conditions to the cool weather conditions of the Rocky Mountains.
In Lubbock, this species of termites are usually found in late spring to early summer. They are recognizable from their white wings with brown features and a black body.
These termites favor desert or prairie climates and attack many different timber structures. Like their cousin, the Eastern Subterranean Termite, this species can cause permanent damage if they move into your home and go unchecked. Therefore, it is best to have our Lubbock exterminator professionals assess the situation once signs are first noticed.
Desert Dampwood Termites
These termites share very little similarities with the species mentioned above. They swarm at or below ground level and therefore do not create the large mud tubes commonly associated with termites.
They are known for the pungent odor they produce, and for their trail following tendency. Since desert dampwood termites do follow each other in a line, they can often be mistaken for ants. Our trained termite control experts can tell the difference.
These termites destroy shrubs and can cause serious damage to homes where moist soil makes contact with timber.