What Termites are in Lubbock TX?

With over 2,000 varieties of termites noted across the globe, it’s no surprise that they’re considered one of the most common pest problems. But when you think about how 90% of homes below the Yangtze River in China are infested with termites, it’s no small relief that there are only two main varieties in Lubbock that pose a threat to property owners.

That’s not to say that these two offenders aren’t a major issue. The Eastern Subterranean Termite and the Formosan Termite can be incredibly aggressive and are some of the most destructive varieties out there. However, it’s nothing we can’t handle at D’s Pest Control.

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Termites in Lubbock TX

Because of the seasonal climate in our part of Texas, termites flock and thrive around Lubbock during the warmer months. We’ve said above what termite varieties are most common, so let’s elaborate more on what distinguishes each of them. 

The Eastern Subterranean Termite is the most common in North America. They’re smaller than drywood termites and need regular contact with soil to survive, but when they get into your home they can cause massive amounts of damage. If you find mud tubes around the outside of your foundation or in your crawlspace, you might have this kind of Subterranean Termite. 

Compare this to Formosan Termites, which are far more aggressive species. Their nests expand quickly through underground tunnels until they’ve built up a colony with a population into the millions. They also have a voracious appetite and will eat essentially any kind of wood that they come across. 

What Kind of Termite Do I Have?

You don’t need to know everything about the termites in your home. We don’t expect you to recognize their species right down to the genus – in fact, you don’t even need to see them face-to-face. We know it’s rare to see a termite unless you pass by a swarm. That doesn’t mean they aren’t there. If you suspect that you have an infestation in your home, that’s more than enough reason to call D’s Pest Control. We’ll send an expert to your home to take whatever extermination and prevention methods you may need.