Are you concerned with the need for a termite treatment around your home or business? Timely treatment can and will, in fact, save you money. Consider that in the North Texas area, termites, especially subterranean termites are responsible for billions of dollars of damage every year.

Why Do Termites Concern Us?

Homeowners and business owners alike worry about covering the costly repair from a termite infestation. More importantly, most home insurance policies do not cover termite indemnities. Structural damage may go unnoticed until extensive destruction has occurred. This undetected damage is because subterranean termites tunnel in under the location.

A professional applying termite treatment

Commercial termite control and treatment can vary dramatically from residential termite treatment. Therefore, you must be concerned with selecting a termite and pest control company that specializes in commercial as well as residential.

Should You Take On Termites On Your Own?

There are over the counter baits and liquids that might be tempting as a do-it-yourself termite treatment. However, these are often more costly that hiring a professional termite service.

This discrepancy is primarily because you and your neighbors likely lack the expertise to take on these damaging pests. You need a professional that is trained and experienced with putting termite damage to an end.

Damp wood and dry wood termites can cause significant damage. However, a subterranean termite infestation is the most damaging and prevalent invasion of the three species.

According to the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, the eastern subterranean termite is the common species encountered in the North Texas area. Formosan and dry wood termites can be more of an issue along the Gulf Coast of Texas. There is also a variety of wood-infesting beetle that you might have to deal with as well.

How Should a Termite Inspection and Treatment Work?

An indispensable part of protecting your investment in your enterprise or residence is timely termite pest control. You need a professional technician to determine the right approach for the needs of your residence or business.

Annual termite inspections are necessary for early detection of termite activity on the property and to head off the possibility of costly repairs and large-scale damage.

First, a termite technician will thoroughly evaluate your home or business, inside and out. They are looking for signs of an infestation and determining the species that has infested your location. They will also need to evaluate the severity of the termite infestation you might have.

After the Evaluation, How Are Termites Treated?

There are different termite pest control methods for both dry and subterranean wood insects. It is essential to take steps to prevent termites from invading your location in the future whether you are clear of an active infestation or you are building a fresh home.

Pesticides used to kill termites are known as “termiticides.” Termiticides are available in liquid or gas form. The application of each will depend on the type of infestation as well as the species involved.

They can be applied directly to the soil around and under the foundation. Also, they can be applied directly to the wood in the infested area. These chemicals affect the termite’s nervous system and can result in death in up to 11 days.

Baits are another common form of termite treatment. The bait stations have been found to be quite effective in controlling an active termite infestation. However, they are not as effective in preventing a future infestation without soil treatments. Bait stations must be combined with preventative soil treatments to prevent future termite infestation.

What Next After the Termites Are Gone?

Your yearly costs to keep control should be nominal, once you have preventative termite treatment in place. You will require a termite management system in place to prevent future infestations in addition to the termite treatment.

The owner has to repair damages caused by the termite infestation and have a termite re-treatment at the completion of the repairs. If the termites return, a termite bond can protect you with another re-treatment.

A termite pest control professional will be able to speak with you about any treatments that are required. The treatments to prevent termites in the future based on the analysis of your home or business location should be considered carefully to avoid further termite activity.

Without timely termite treatment, you can continue to rack up damage and costs to your business or residence location.  With the proper treatment, you can rest assured that your home is safe from termites.

Why Reliant Termite & Pest Control, Inc.?

Reliant, as our name suggests, is known for our dependability in both termite services and pest control since 1998.  We have proudly served the DFW Metroplex which includes Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Burleson, Carrollton, Crowley, Garland, Grand Prairie, Irving, Mansfield, McKinney, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, Lewisville and the surrounding cities.

Reliant technicians have the skill and experience to put your termite problems behind you.

Reliant Termite & Pest Control will inspect for termites as part of a general service. Have you seen signs of termite activity? Give us a call today at (817) 297-7555 to schedule your appointment.  Alternatively, you can email us at  We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.