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Termites are not critters that you should welcome in your home. They are social insects that live in colonies and they can be classified into one of three categories.
The most common species of termites in Houston and the Gulf Coast are drywood termites, formosan termites, and subterranean termites.
Contact Kingwood Pest and Termite Co to request a termite inspection in Kingwood, Humble, Porter, Atascocita, or surrounding areas. If our technicians find the presence of termites, our exterminators will give you a quote for advanced termite treatment, future prevention, and control.
The most common way to identify a termite infestation and determine their species is for technicians to see them with their own eyes. A termite’s lifecycle begins swarming to mate. Male and female termites swarm, or fly together in large groups to reproduce. Warmer temperatures and humidity trigger swarming in Houston starting from February to May.
A common error is to mistake flying termites with flying ants. The distinguishable differences of the flying termites to winged ants are their wings and antennae structure. These termites have 4 wings of the same size with a straight antenna while the flying ants have arched antennae and 1 large pair of wings with another smaller pair underneath. Flying termites have a broader waist (compared to ants who have narrower waists) and look like thick grains of brown rice from a distance.
DISCARDED WINGS: Once termites have swarmed, they shed their wings and settle into their new nests. If you find large numbers of discarded insect wings in your home, along your window sills, near the foundation of your house or on your patio, it could be a sign that your home has become a termite breeding ground.
WOOD DAMAGE: Another indication of termites is damaged wood. The wood may sound hollow and may have holes or patterns that are not natural. There may also be evidence of a sawdust-like material around the infested area. Because termites live in wood frames and foundations, these signs may not be visible. Sagging walls, floors or ceilings, or discolored spots on wood, walls or drywall that look like water damage may all be signs of termite infestation.