A recent report released by pest control professionals ranked the 15 most termite-infested cities in the United States. Of them, three cities are located in Texas, including San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston. Here’s the rest of that list, and what Texas homeowners should do to ensure their property isn’t infested by this damaging pest.
Top Cities in the United States for Termite Infestation
One of the main reasons for termite activity in these cities is hotter and more humid weather. Most of these cities are also home to more species of termites, which contributes to more widespread termite activity.
- Mobile, Alabama
- San Antonio, Texas
- Memphis, Tennessee
- Tampa, Florida
- Miami, Florida
- Los Angeles, California
- Orlando, Florida
- Jacksonville, Florida
- Dallas, Texas
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Houston, Texas
- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- San Diego, California
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Little Rock, Arkansas
What Dangers Do Termites Pose for Homeowners in Texas
When it comes to destroying properties in the United States, termites are one of the most powerful pests around.
- Termite bites and stings are painful, causing severe itching and swelling.
- Termites can increase the risk of allergic reactions, contact dermatitis and asthma.
- Termites decompose wooden structures, which can lead to mold in the home.
- Termites can cause severe structural damage that can lead to collapses.
- Termites are responsible for billions of dollars in damage every year.
Top Signs That You Have a Termite Problem in Your Home
If notice any one of the following signs, you should contact pest control immediately to avoid further risk.
- The presence of swarming termites or their discarded wings in your home.
- The presence of mud tubes in your home’s foundation that were built by subterranean termites.
- The presence wood-colored droppings, also known as frass, that drywood termites leave behind.
- Wood damage: wood that sounds hollow when you tap it or blistering pieces of wood.
- Paint that is uneven or bubbling, which either stems from water damage or a termite infestation.
If you’re interested in receiving a free quote for our termite control services, or if you’d like more information about any of our other extermination services, contact Worldwide Pest Control today at (512) 549‑4099 in Austin or (210) 591‑1327 in San Antonio. Our team of experienced pest control specialists is standing by to visit your home and resolve your termite problem right away.