1. Peak Termite Season in Austin

    April is typically the busiest termite treatment season around the Austin area. Termites swarm in the warming weather and evidence of their activity becomes much more noticeable. Signs of Termites These can include: Mud tubes are used by many termites to reach a food source and as protection as they travel. These can be seen on the inside or outside of walls as well as possibly in cracks in the st…Read More

  2. Spring Swarmers

    Springtime means many insects and pests get active and start multiplying and could become a nuisance around homes. If you start seeing bugs around, just remember that it may not mean you have an infestation. You could simply be seeing a few swarmers. Swarmers are pests, particularly ants, that set flight to look for new homes and new colonies to create. As the name suggests they have wings and dif…Read More

  3. Termite Swarming Season

    As winter fades, termites begin to disperse and start new colonies. What you may see around your house in early spring are termite "swarmers." These are about 3/8" long termites with clear wings. They go out looking for new colony sites near wood that is in contact with the soil. These swarming termites can be mistaken for ant swarmers, but they have a few notable differences in appearance. The mi…Read More

  4. Termite Season in Austin

    Insects become more active when the weather warms up and termites are no exception. These structural menaces cause up to $5 billion in yearly home damage in the U.S. alone. How to Identify a Termite Termites can sometimes be confused with winged ants during swarming season in the spring. As shown in this Texas A&M Agrilife Extension image, a termite has a uniform waist vs. the pinched waist of…Read More

  5. Carpenter Ants in Austin

    With temperatures rising, ants are becoming more active. One of the most common types of ants we hear about this time of year are carpenter ants. Another is acrobat ants. Both are wood boring ants who can climb onto structures and burrow into older, water softened wood. We'll focus on carpenter ants here. The first thing to know is that carpenter ants, unlike termites, do not eat wood. So having t…Read More