Jul 192011

As their name suggests, the Western Subterranean Termite is the most common termite for the western part of the United States. This means they can be found in our area at times. However, McKinney Pest Control technicians maintain knowledge of this creature throughout the United States. This allows them to be prepared when/if a foreign pest is introduced to the McKinney, Texas area.

Pest Control & Exterminator: Western Subterranean Termites

Western Subterranean Termites

This species usually builds its colony underground just below the frost line yet still above the water table.

Western Subterranean Termites enter homes by squeezing through the cracks found in foundations or other building materials. They can squeeze through cracks as small 1/16 of an inch wide.

Their food of choice is the cellulose part of the wood which is found in walls, floors, dressers, tables, etc. Their damage is normally found on the first floor of the home and in the basement. One can find evidence of them in their tunnels and their swarming behavior.

This type is one of the most highly destructive. This particular pest is causing millions of dollars of damage throughout the areas where it is located.

If you ever suspect that termites have entered your home, call us immediately. Each day that you let it pass, the more damage they are going to cause. Contact McKinney Pest Control today to get your termite problem solved quickly and easily and to schedule your hassle-free appointment! We provide both removal and prevention.

Call us at (214) 620-0921 today to find out how you can protect your home! Your safety is our priority.

Jul 192011

McKinney Pest Control is your local authority on getting rid of termite problems in both your home and business. Once we identify the type which has invaded your home we will have one of our professional McKinney Pest Control Specialists develop a plan to rid your home or office of these damaging pests.

Formosan Subterranean Termites

Formosan Subterranean Termites

The Formosan Subterranean Termite is generally found in the warmer southern areas of the United States in addition to Hawaii. Because of its ability to consume a vast amount of wood in a short amount of time, this type has earned the nickname “the super termite.” A healthy adult colony can eat up to a pound of wood a day. Also, the queen of the colony can lay up to 1300 eggs a day. Because of this, the Formosan Subterranean can cause the highest amount of property damage to all their species in the United States.

These pests don’t just stick to wood, either. They have been known to eat wood, plaster, plastic, and even metal. A tell-tale sign of a Formosan Subterranean infestation is in the bulging of your walls. This is caused as they not only eat the walls, but they create tunnels made of their saliva and feces. When you see this, bulging time is of the essence and you need to get a professional to come take care of your problem before the colony eats you out of house and home, literally!

McKinney Pest Control provides both termite removal and prevention in our area. Our experts will make sure that your house is safe and pest-free. We value your safety Call us at (214) 620-0921 today to find out how you can protect your home!

Jul 192011

McKinney Pest Control & Exterminator can get rid of your termite problems. As your local exterminator, we are able to identify the type of pest you are dealing with then quickly and efficiently get rid of them.

Eastern Subterranean Termites


The most common type of them in North America is a soil feeding type which is also know as the subterranean termite. This type is known to feed on cotton, paper, wood, bush and tree roots. They especially enjoy the cellulose part of the wood and will devour anything in their path that contains it.

These termites can be found throughout a building whether it be the rafters of the attic or the foundation in the basement. They are found by looking for their mud tubes or by finding the. Sometimes you may even find the wings of the kings and queens of the colony lying around. You need to be on the watch for their tunnels and tubes as the swarms are not generally easy to see. This means that many homes are being destroyed without the owners even realizing it.

Eastern Subterranean Termites can develop colonies with up to 5 million individuals in number. However, the average is closer to the 30-40 thousand range. They have what is called swarm intelligence which means that they act and they move as if they were one entity. It is not uncommon for their colony to live for up to 30 years.

What We Offer

McKinney Pest Control provides both termite removal and prevention to the McKinney, Texas area. Our experts will get rid of your pest problems and will provide you the safest treatment.

To prevent future problems and infestation, our company offers annual, quarterly and monthly maintenance for a reasonable price.

Call us at (214) 620-0921 today to find out how you can protect your home!

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