Jul 182011

McKinney Pest Control has a staff of experts on getting rid of your termite (and other pest control) problems. As your local exterminator, we can identify the type of pest you are dealing with then quickly and efficiently get rid of them.

Termite Control: Drywood


Drywood Termites live in dry wood and therefore can be found in everything from wooden rocking chairs and bookshelves to hardwood flooring or walls. Of the hundreds of dry wood species, only a handful are found in the United States.

One subspecies of the Drywood is the Powderpost termite which is commonly found in the southeastern and middle parts of North America. The common name for this type is the furniture termite because they will build their nests within the furniture. Western Drywood are another subspecies that mainly inhabit the western side of the United States.

Their colonies tend to be relatively small in comparison to subterranean. However, the danger lies in that there can be multiple colonies within a single dwelling and rather than living in tubes and huts, they live in the wood itself and will tunnel along the grain of the wood. Also, unlike subterranean, they do not require any contact with the soil to live.

Drywood termites begin by working in teams. A male and female pair will work their way into the wood chosen for the nest. The opening through which they enter the wood is sealed with a plug of brown cement-like material about 1/8-inch in diameter. They then excavate a chamber behind the plug where the queen lays the first eggs.

The Drywood can be found by their fecal pellets that are 6 sided and concave on each side. They will also leave behind a fine powdering of wood which resembles fine sawdust.

Solution To Your Problems

Here in our company, we work effectively and professionally without affecting your family or company. Termites are small, but they can be very alarming when taken lightly. They deal very serious damage to house and business structure

McKinney Pest Control provides both removal and prevention to existing structures as well as pre-construction homes and businesses. Your safety is our priority.

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


Jul 182011

As their name suggests, the Desert Subterranean Termite is located in hot, dry, desert areas of the United States. This means they can be found in the McKinney, Texas area depending on the levels of humidity and rainfall.

Desert Subterranean Termites


As their only species that has the ability to burrow and feed in dry conditions, Desert Subterranean Termites are found in areas of the United States with dry climates. This tends to be New Mexico, Arizona, Western Texas, and Southern California.

They differ in appearance from other termites in that they have long slender mandibles instead of the normal stout wide mandibles seen in other species. In addition, their soldiers are much smaller allowing them to penetrate smaller cracks and openings than other species.

Signs Of Infestation

When a home or business is infested with desert subterranean termites one will often see small mud tubes hanging from shelves, overhangs, wood ceilings, and such. Their food of choice, like many others is the cellulose part of the wood.

People often discover they have been infested by finding damaged wood. You may also find mud tunnels extending from the ground up the woodwork. If you suspect you have an infestation, you can call us to schedule your termite inspection.

In some places, this pest can deal serious damage like in schools or your office. They can deal with damage to your papers and files especially the important ones. So the most important thing to do is prevent them from dealing damage before they can.

McKinney Pest Control provides both removal and prevention. Call us at (214) 620-0921 today to find out how you can protect your home!

Jul 182011

brown recluse spider

Our pest control professionals are experts at removing spiders in McKinney. There are several reasons why people seek to remove them in their home and backyard. Whatever the reason for wanting to eliminate them from your house, our specialists are here to help you.

We know a large number of you hate seeing any tiny crawling creatures in your house. If this sounds like you, then you have found the right place! After we free your residence of pests, the spiders won’t have a reason to stick around.

If someone in your family has seen a spider that looks poisonous, you should contact one of our experts at (214) 620-0921 immediately. There are two poisonous McKinney spiders: the black widow and the brown recluse. You should give our experts a call if you think you’ve spotted any of this poisonous type in or near your residence. It’s possible to kill them when you see it, but this won’t help to protect you from those that you haven’t seen. If you’ve seen a poisonous one, certainly there are others.

Brown Recluse Exterminators

The brown recluse that’s found in McKinney, Texas won’t be very large. Typically, it will be a golden-brown color, with a black line on its back. The web of the brown recluse often doesn’t look similar to the webs of other spiders. It is often disorganized and does not make a nice pattern. The brown recluse is often discovered in garages, basements, sheds, and closets.

Like different bugs, they are not excessively aggressive. It is very normal to live in a structure that infested with spiders and never get bitten. Most bites happen because of body pressure, when an insect is accidentally caught against exposed skin. It can also happen while moving away from things or putting on a garment that they are present. Their type has little teeth and their bite can’t pierce through clothes.

Their bite at initial is usually painless. The bite site may become red and swollen. Most people who got bitten by this type of spider usually heals about 3 weeks.

No matter if you need to remove poisonous or harmless spiders, our McKinney specialists would love to assist you. Our experts will get rid of your existing pest problem and prevent future problems from coming. McKinney Pest Control is waiting for you to call them at (214) 620-0921, today! Your safety is our priority. Call now!


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