Termite season is here! For the last 3 weeks termites have been swarming all over the DFW area. Calls coming is from Arlington, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Keller, Southlake, Grapevine are the norm for us at A.N.T.T.S = A North Texas Termite Specialist located in North Richland Hills, TX. We do termite inspections and termite treatments on a daily basis all over the Metroplex and now is the time to have a termite or pest control inspection at your home. Termites swarm early spring every year and can swarm for months depending on the weather and temperature ? If it stays warm and humid I have seen them swarm until early June. Things you will see is actual termite reproductive swarmer’s that look like ants with wings but there is a giant difference to us pest control professionals ” If it looks like a ant it’s most likely a ant “. Meaning we get calls all the time from residential customers or even commercial companies that are freaked out thinking they have termites because they heard termites fly and have wings ? Well they do but so do all ant species! The main difference is the body and the wings. Termites have a solid black body kind of cigar shaped and the clear white wings are double the size of the body, the wing starts just past the head and goes past it’s butt about a 1/4 in. As far as ants their body is 3-parts head, thorax and abdomen. They have the distinct pinched belly and the wings are only as long as their body. They can be black, red or multi colored. Also termites will drop their wings soon after they break through your wall and pair up with a mate. Termites will usually show up on a inside exterior wall or by a plumbing area and up high. Their colony is looking to expand so they chew through the sheet rock and build swarm castles (mud packs) on the sheet rock until they are ready to fly! When this happens they fly out by the thousands and the phone starts ringing at A.N.T.T.S. We recommend getting a thorough inspection and estimate by a couple local pest control companies. Prices are based on linear feet not sqft. We need the total feet around the perimeter of the home to determine the amount of Termidor we will use (Chemical)? Termidor is the only product we use it has been effective in killing termite colonies now for almost 15 years and could last longer we just don’t know yet until that time has passed. In ground boards test it has been 100% effective for at least 10 years now. When we treat we like to have it look like we were never there by means of trenching, rodding and drilling of patios. We then put soil back and plug all drill holes. Termites can still be active for up to 30 days due to the nature of the product which is a good thing so they will distribute throughout the whole colony. If you would like your home inspected for termites or you think you may have termites feel free to call 817-366-310 and we would be happy to help you out. Thanks from A North Texas Termite Specialist. We also do full service pest control for all pest such as ants, roaches, spiders, bees, rodents etc!