About Chad Scroggins

Dynasty Pest Control offers service for all pest, termites, mosquito, lawn fertilization & weeds, and wildlife trapping. There isn't a job we can't tackle. Our motto is "Service At It's Best" and we stand by it. We offer multiple types of services and warranties, depending on severity of problems and the type of budget. Angie's List members will receive 10% off termite contracts, and no initial service charge for pest control contracts. Give us a try and see how we are a better service company by all means.

Rodent Control Dallas: How to Get Rid of Rats & Mice

Wait – there’s that noise again. You here little scratches in the attic or in the walls. Oh no, is it rats? Rats and mice can be a huge problem in Texas. Unfortunately, sometimes we don’t notice rats until they’ve become a big problem. Rats and mice can cause a great deal of damage to our homes, contaminate our food and carry dangerous diseases, which is why it’s important to have rodent control.

Rats and mice will quickly take advantage of any food source and warm shelter… AKA, your home. These rodents consume the crumbs and open bags in our pantry, and any other food we may have discarded. They can also squeeze through any hole or opening into your home, such as a tiny rip in any screen doors or windows.

If you’re looking to get rid of rats or mice in your home, shed, yard or any other area there are plenty of rodent control precautions you can take. In this blog, our pest control professionals here at Dynasty Pest Control will delve deeper into how to get rid of rats and mice.

Why Rats and Mice Are Bad

They may be cute and tiny to some, but don’t let their looks fool you. These tiny rodents can pose a threat to you and your family’s health. Mice, among other rodents, carry a variety of diseases, such as hantavirus and leptospirosis.

You don’t even have to come into direct contact with one of these rodents to get sick. All it takes is direct contact with anything they’ve contaminated. That’s why it’s so important to have rodent control.

Along with spreading diseases, rats and mice tend to chew through all sorts of material. From insulation to drywall, these pesky critters can cause real havoc in your home. And sometimes it’s too late before you even notice.

With all this in mind, a rodent problem is not something you should ignore. If you notice any signs of rats or mice living in your home, you need to call a rodent control professional. It’s important to take action before it’s too late.

There’s Never Just One Mouse in the House

We’re sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but there’s never just one rat or mouse in the house. If you see one, there’s almost a definite chance there’s another one lurking nearby. When one finds their way in, others will most likely find their way in too. They’re all looking for somewhere warm to reside that has food and water. Not to mention, they tend to multiply quickly. Don’t let that be inside your home.

Rodent Control: How to Get Rid of Rats and Mice

Clean and Declutter

Getting rid of rodents start with prevention. It’s important to keep your home and yard clean and free of clutter. If there’s any clutter, it just provides rodents with a warm place to hide out and nest. It’s also important you never leave any food scraps or spills out.

Cleaning and decluttering your home is the first step to prevents rodents from invading your home, and one of the most important rodent control tips. Store all of your food, including pet food, in airtight containers or seal bags so there’s absolutely nothing left out on the counters.

Skip the DIY Home Rodent Control Remedies

We’ve all seen some sort of DIY rodent repellent ideas, such as peppermint spray and sprinkling mint leaves everywhere, but it’s probably best to skip them. There’s no proven science or evidence behind any of these DIY methods. If you have a rodent problem and try to fix it yourself with peppermint spray, it may only give the rodents more time to multiply and make the problem worse.

Your Best Bet

If you notice any signs of rodents in your home, you need to call a rodent control professional right away. Once rodents have entered your home, the only way to get them out is to call a professional.

Signs rodents are in your home:

• Alive or dead mice or rats
• Droppings (look for around food or around trash areas)
• Scratching sounds from the walls or attic
• Teeth marks on wires or structural wood
• Smudge marks on walls

A pest control professional will come out to your home and inspect the inside and outside; Look for any openings that you may not have noticed. Any risk areas or nesting sites will be identified and treated. Our professional will tailor a customized protection plan to get your pest problem under control.

Rodent Control Specials

For a limited time, we’re offering $50 off your next rodent control service. Offer includes two rodent bait stations, traps as needed, and find entry points. Head over to our specials page to book your appointment.


Wasp Nest Removal: How to Get Rid of Wasps in Springtime

Wasp Nest Removal | How to Get Rid of Wasps in Springtime | Dynasty Pest Control

It’s almost springtime in Dallas! You know what that means: the weather is warming up, you and your family will be spending more time outdoors, but all of that outdoor time comes with risks. Wasps are a problem in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, so instead of letting those pesky critters build nests on your home, call Dynasty Pest Control for our wasp nest removal services.

Need a wasp nest removed? We’ve got you covered.

The most popular wasp species in Dallas are Yellow Jackets, Baldfaced Hornets, Paper Wasps and Cicada Killers. One thing that they guys all have in common is that when they sting you, it hurts… bad. Our wasp nest removal services will ensure that no species of wasps are setting up base at your home.

How to Spot & Where to Find a Wasp Nest

In the springtime, wasps begin to prepare for the summer, and begin to build their new nests. As the temperature increases, the queen wasps are looking for their ideal building spot; most of the time that spot is located either directly on, or directly next to your home.

Wasp nests vary in many different shapes, sizes and locations, so sometimes it can be tricky to guess what you’re looking at. They can be open or closed; they can be found under eaves, 0r even in the ground. Typical areas you’ll find wasp nests include, arounds trees or bushes, under exterior fixtures, under eaves, and around door and window frames. That’s why it’s important you act now, and hire Dynasty Pest Control for our wasp nest removal service.

Why Wasps Are Dangerous

When spring begins, wasp colonies grow dramatically in number. What does this mean for you? It means if homeowners are not aware of the potential issue and danger, it could grow to a serious problem by summertime, which will be putting you and your family in danger.

Take a proactive stance on wasp nest removal, especially in the spring and summer.

Why Is It Important to be Proactive on Wasp Nest Removal in Your Home?

  • Not only do wasp bites hurt extremely bad, but you or one of your family members can have a severe allergic reaction that could potentially be life-threatening.
  • Wasps are far more challenging and dangerous to control and remove. Let our professional exterminators safely remove the wasp nest so you or no one in your family gets hurt.
  • Wasps like to build their nest in your attic, patio and plant life around your home, putting your family and pets in direct risk.
  • If you don’t remove the wasp nest as soon as you notice it, the wasp colony will grow exponentially.

Take Back Your Yard with Our Wasp Nest Removal Service

At Dynasty Pest Control, we can help you protect your home, yard and family from those unwanted wasps. With over 15 years of experience, we know how to get rid of any pests, including intimidating wasps.

The time to take a proactive stance on wasp nest removal is now because spring is just around the corner! Dynasty Pest Control will help you take back your yard today, and make your yard the pest-free outdoor paradise you’ve been dreaming of.

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Fire Ant Treatment in Dallas: Year Long Protection with Just One Application

Fire Ant Treatment in Dallas | Year Long Protection with Just One Application | Dynasty Pest Control

You’re relaxing in your backyard, soaking up the sun, with a refreshing drink in hand when suddenly you feel a fiery pinch on your foot. You look down and see those pesky little critters – fire ants.

Need help getting rid of fire ants? We’ve got you covered.

Fire ants are very common in North Texas, especially in Dallas. Not only are they annoying, but their bites hurt and can cause serious harm to your family, pets, and yard. Fire ants can be extremely dangerous, so it’s important you get rid of them to ensure your family and pet’s safety!

Why Is It Important to Get A Fire Ant Treatment in Dallas?

  • Not only do the bites sting, and can cause an extreme allergic reaction similar to those of wasps and hornets.
  • Fire ants burrow their way deep into your yard, disrupting the root systems causing your grass and plants to die.
  • They build mounds that children and pets walk through.
  • Their bites stings, and then pain and irritation can last up to 10 days.
  • They’re a danger to your family, especially your children and pets.

Year Long Protection with Just One Application

Twelve months with no fire ants thanks to Dynasty Pest Control’s Top Choice Annual Fire Ant Treatment in Dallas. It doesn’t get much better than that! Pricing for the Annual Fire Ant Treatment starts at $105 based on the size of your yard.

Take Back Your Lawn Today

At Dynasty Pest Control, we can help you protect your home, yard and family from those unwanted fire ants. With over 15 years of experience, we know how to get rid of any pests, including fire ants.

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to take back your yard from fire ants! Call Dynasty Pest Control and let’s make your yard the pest-free outdoor paradise you’ve been dreaming of.

If you happen to see any fire ants crawling around after we’ve applied the annual treatment, give us a call; your service is 100% guaranteed, and if the pests come back, we do too – absolutely free!

Ready to Rid of Fire Ants for Good?

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The Dynasty Pest Control Annual Fire Ant Treatment in Dallas is valid from February 1- March 31.

Rodent Control Dallas: 5 Tips to Keep Rodents Out This Winter

Rodent Control Dallas | 5 Tips to Keep Rodents Out This Winter | Dynasty Pest Control

During winter, use these DIY rodent control methods for preventing and getting rid of mice and rats in your house.

As we enter winter, temperatures will inevitably drop, and rodents, which survive outside during the fall, will seek refuge from winter’s chill within your humble abode. If there’s a will, there’s a way for rodents to squeeze through the tiniest of gaps and set up their own home inside yours. To keep rodents from crashing your holiday festivities, try these rodent control methods.

Need help getting rid of rodents? We’ve got you covered. 

1. Regularly inspect your home exterior to stop rodents

It cannot be overstated: Perform a self-home inspection. You can perform your own perimeter inspection simply by walking around your house a few times and examining the lower foundation and mid-structure for gaps, crevices and cracks.


2. Seal cracks to mice and rats

For small fixes involving gaps and cracks, you’ll need a caulk gun and some exterior-grade caulk. Following the directions on the tube, squirt the caulk directly into the gaps. This will close any small opening that a mouse might exploit.


3. Get rid of mice and rats’ hiding places

Make sure that any vegetation or foliage is at least three feet away from the foundation of your home. Extra shrubbery around the base of your home offers premium sneaking protection for rodents. This is their first stop before entering through those tiny gaps.


4. Deck the walls with mesh

If you have porches or decks that you can easily access from below, install fine mesh around the bottom of the structure. Remember, mice can fit through the opening the size of a dime, so the finer mesh, the better. There are definitely other options to close the bottom of your deck, but mesh is a quick and cheap fix.

However, make sure the mesh is made of a material tough enough that rodents can’t chew through it.


5. Please, don’t feed the rodents

Mice and rats are opportunistic, so anything edible becomes a source of sustenance. This includes birdseed, herb and vegetable gardens, outdoor trashcans, etc.

During the winter, keep birdseed to a minimum, making sure there is no overflow or possibly remove the feeders altogether.

An herb garden is more difficult to protect, as smaller rodents can climb fencing and other deterrents.

Outdoor trashcans should be kept in your garage if you have one. Otherwise, make sure they’re tightly sealed so nothing can get in.


6. Don’t invite rodents indoors

After you perform everything on your home’s exterior, it’s time to make the interior as uninviting to rodents as possible. Make sure everything is sparkling clean.

• Wipe your counters.

• Mop or vacuum floors.

• Seal food in airtight containers.

• Remove any clutter around your home and on your floors, such as clothes or toys — anything that provides shelter for rodents or even bugs.


When DIY rodent control isn’t enough, call an exterminator
Once mice have gotten in, it’s time to call in the professionals.

Remember: If there is one mouse, there will soon be many more.



• 2 Rodent Bait Boxes
• Snap Traps in Attic/Crawlspace
• Entry Point Inspection
• 1 Entry Point Seal
• 30 Day Warranty

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*To seal entries price starts at $30/entry and goes up depending on size and difficulty to seal it. Additional entry seals are not included in the $200 Rodent Control Program.

What methods have you used to prevent rodent problems during the winter months? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

10 Autumn and Winter Pest Prevention Tips

10 Autumn and Winter Pest Prevention Tips | Dynasty Pest Control

Autumn/Winter Pests

Crisp mornings and cozy evenings by the fire are welcome signs of the autumn season. But fall also signals the start of home insect invasions – not so welcome. Our team put together the top 10 pest prevention tips to help you get through fall and winter without pest problems.

Common Autumn/Winter Pests

Depending on where you live, you may also find problems with termites (though they are a menace all year long) as well as mosquitoes!

We can help you get rid of pests today!

Pest hot spots in your home

Below is a list of common areas in your home vulnerable to pest problems. As well as explaining the reason it is at risk, we will offer advice on how to possibly prevent a problem before it happens.

1. Attic

Your attic offers a fantastic retreat for rodents like rats and mice to spend their winter. It gives them shelter and warmth, and places them fairly close to a food source – your kitchen. If you are really unlucky, you may also find wasps nesting in your attic too!


  • Replace all damaged roof tiles
  • Repair cracks with roofing cement
  • Inspect roof space regularly for pest activity
  • Keep attic tidy and clutter free
  • Store items in plastic boxes (not cardboard) to prevent rodent nesting.

2. Pipes & Drains

With more rain than sunshine this time of year, it is also easier to spot any leaks in your gutters. Many times, this presents itself in the form of a waterfall gushing out of the gutter, probably while you’re trying to get to sleep.

Some insects like cockroaches are attracted to moisture and excess water. A badly maintained downpipe or guttering is very attractive in their eyes.


  • Check downpipes regularly for leaks
  • Repair any damage with gutter sealants
  • Check that drains are free flowing and remove obstructions such as fallen leaves

3. Bedroom

Fashionistas might be preparing to swap their summer clothes for their cold weather collection. In other words, dragging winter wool sweaters from the back of the closet to the front and vice versa. This may also be the time you notice signs of a moth problem in the form of an unsightly hole in your treasured cashmere sweater. While this means you already have moths, it also means you can prevent further damage to other valuables in your collection.


  • Check clothes regularly for signs of damage
  • Use sticky traps or moth killer strips to confirm signs of activity
  • Wash all clothes and store in sealed bags
  • Vacuum and clean the inside of closets regularly

Another common problem in the bedroom is with bedbugs. This pest never goes away and is a problem all year round, peaking during and after holiday season. So, if you have been on a vacation recently or have invested in some second hand furniture it pays to check your room for any signs of bedbugs:


  • Check all areas of your bed for signs (blood spots, droppings, shed skin)
  • Inspect furniture and carpet
  • Wash holiday clothes and bedding on a high temperature setting
  • Clean and vacuum the bedroom thoroughly and regularly

4. Chimney

If you live in a condo, apartment or a multifamily housing complex you can probably ignore and skip this part. However facilities managers and private home owners should take note. Birds, bats and squirrels like to make homes in chimneys.

The main risks are from damaged property, nuisance noise and potential secondary pest infestations.


  • Install a suitably-sized chimney cap to keep animals out and prevent secondary pest infestations

5. Garage

Most people use their garage more for storing items like back issues of certain magazines, albums (LPs) and even furniture rather than their car. Be warned though, rodents love to find nesting sites among all your valuable junk.


  • Cover air vents with galvanized mesh to prevent entry
  • Store items in plastic containers and keep off the floor to prevent nesting sites

6. Kitchen

The kitchen is often the one room singled out by pest controllers as most at risk of a pest problem.

This usually comes down to the fact of how plentiful the food is in just this one room. As pests need food for survival, this is the area of your home they gravitate towards.


  • Store food in air-tight containers
  • Don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink
  • Regularly empty contents of garbage cans
  • Clear food debris off the floor
  • Regularly clean and inspect under sinks, cookers and behind the fridge

7. Laundry room

It is really easy to overlook gaps around new pipes and even old pipework and dismiss them as no major cause for concern.

However, young mice only need a gap the width of a pencil to gain entry inside- will this make you think more differently about those gaps?


  • Seal holes around any old or new pipework
  • Caulk, expanding foam and other DIY products are available to fill cracks

8. Garden & Outdoor Bins

If shrubs, grass, and trees are left unmanaged and overgrown they can provide great hiding spots, shelter and even an easy access route into your home. Black rats in particular are very good climbers (like ninjas).


  • Keep branches and shrubbery trimmed away from the house
  • Keep compost in a sealed area, a good distance away from the home
  • Ensure outside garbage can lids are secure
  • Do not leave garbage bags out in the open

9. Pet Food

Rodents are not fussy eaters. As well as being attracted to human food, their powerful strength of smell will also attract them to your pet’s food bowl.


  • Remove pet food before night fall
  • Store pet food in airtight, plastic containers

10. Windows

Cracks around windows, front doors, balcony and patio doors are easy to overlook. At this time of year, though, when the temperature outside drops you might think of it more as a nuisance because you will start to notice the draft in your hallway, or lounge.

It pays to cover these gaps from an energy saving and a pest prevention point of view.


  • Install bristle strips under doors and replace worn weather strips on all windows

Worried you may already have a pest problem?

Call us at (469) 358-1425 or fill out the form below for advice and solutions on how to get rid of pests from your home.


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12 Tips to Keep Your Labor Day BBQ Mosquito Free

12 Tips to Keep Your Labor Day BBQ Mosquito Free | Dynasty Pest Control

Along with the heat and humidity, mosquitoes stand as one of the summer’s biggest pests. These flying vermin have ruined many a backyard cookout as they descend on guests, leaving behind a trail of itchy bites.

Keep Your Yard Mosquito Free

We’ve put together some tips for keeping your Labor Day barbecue mosquito free so you can focus on relaxing and having fun.

For the Body
The most important aspect of mosquito control is keeping the critters from biting people. In many parts of the world, mosquitoes aren’t just annoying — they also pose a significant danger as their bites spread various diseases. What are some methods your party guests can use to keep mosquitoes at bay?

  • Chemical repellents provide one of the most effective methods for avoiding bites. Products that contain DEET at a concentration of 30 to 50 percent work for several hours for adults and children over the age of 2 months.
  • For younger infants, drape a carrier with mosquito netting.
  • Natural repellents include cinnamon, lemon eucalyptus, castor, lavender, tea tree and citronella oils. Natural products must be applied more frequently.

For the Yard
Consider these tips for a mosquito-free yard during your Labor Day bash.

  • Choose lighting sources that won’t attract mosquitoes, such as yellow LED or bug-repelling lights.
  • Get rid of mosquitoes by burning citronella torches or candles; the smoke will help keep mosquitoes away. In addition, consider planting some citronella in the backyard so you can simply break off a twig and rub it on skin.
  • Create a mosquito free haven for guests with mosquito netting or another clear covering designed for outdoor use. You can craft your own outdoor room in which guests can stay comfortable and bite-free.
  • Sprinkle garlic powder around your yard or plant garlic to repel mosquitoes. Studies have not proven the efficacy of this method, but anecdotal evidence indicates that it may work for some people. Eating garlic every day is another method some people use to keep mosquitoes away.
  • Keep grass mowed, trim shrubs and get rid of any sources of standing water. Doing so will limit areas where mosquitoes can hide and breed.
  • Install a trapping machine that uses carbon dioxide and heat to attract and trap or kill pests. Many people report that the systems are effective, but they won’t create a complete mosquito-free yard. Avoid electric bug zappers, which often kill non-harmful insects.
  • As you’re grilling at your Labor Day get-together, toss a few rosemary stalks over your hot coals. The rosemary will give your food a luscious flavor as it naturally repels mosquitoes from the immediate area.
  • You also can take steps to make your garden friendly to nature’s most-efficient mosquito predator: bats. One bat can eat as many as 1,200 mosquitoes in an hour!

Get Help from Professionals

Maybe you are planning a big Labor Day Soiree! Dynasty Pest Control has just what you need to make your Labor Day party memorable for the laughter and fun, not the swarm of these evil critters. Let us come out a day or two before your event! Our event barrier spray is odor free, residue free, and will last through the day and long into the night. It is the perfect solution for your larger events when you need extra protection from Mother Nature. Our event spray doesn’t just handle dangerous, annoying mosquitoes, it eliminates ticks as well.

Plan your Dallas Labor Day Event! You cut the grass and cook the food; we will get rid of the mosquitoes!

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Tick Control: How to Get Rid of Ticks in Your Yard

Tick Control | How to Get Rid of Ticks in Your Yard | Dynasty Pest Control

6 Easy Ways To Rid Your Lawn of Ticks

Chad Scroggins, a mosquito and tick expert and owner of Dynasty Pest Control in the Dallas area, shares some of his proven tips for eliminating the ticks.



Reduce your tick exposure by clearing out areas where lawn and tree debris gathers. Ticks thrive in moist, shady areas and tend to die in sunny, dry areas. Locate compost piles away from play areas or high traffic. Separate them with wood chips or gravel. Don’t position playground equipment, decks, and patios near treed areas.



Get rid of piles of brush, leaves, and grass where ticks like to hide. Also, mow your grass regularly so it won’t provide a shady shelter for pests.



Select plants and shrubs that are not attractive to deer and/or install physical barriers to keep deer out of your yard. Learn which plants deter deer from HGTV. Check with your local nursery to determine the best choices for your area.



Check know tick hiding places and check them frequently. Fences, brick walls, and patio retaining walls are popular hiding places.



Family pets can suffer from tick bites and tick-borne diseases—and they can carry ticks into your house. Make sure to outfit your cats and dogs with tick collars, and don’t forget to spray them. Your veterinarian can recommend pest-control products.


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Professional tick control utilizes both barrier sprays that will eliminate adult ticks on contact as well as tick tubes. Strategically placed, tick tubes prompt field mice to incorporate tick-killing material in their bedding, effectively eliminating hundreds of tick nymphs found in each mouse nest.

Request a free quote or schedule an inspection today and keep your yard free of ticks and other pests this summer.

Dallas Mosquito Control: Mosquito Misting Systems

Dallas Mosquito Control | Mosquito Misting Systems | Dynasty Pest Control

Few insects are as loathed in the United States as the mosquito. These tiny creatures buzz around at lightning speeds with a sneak attack that is nearly impossible to see coming. Mosquitoes are a particular annoyance in Texas, which houses over 80 different species of the pest, more than any other state. Unfortunately, the mosquito can be more than just a pesky annoyance. While they generally cause nothing more than itchy skin or a rash, it is possible for them to carry more serious diseases such as West Nile. Thankfully, there is an effective solution to this problem in the form of mosquito misting systems.

People have been wondering how to get rid of mosquitoes in their yards for a long time, and now it is easier than ever. The way these systems work is simple. Misting nozzles are installed at optimum places on your property, connected by unobtrusive tubing to a tank which contains the misting solution. A very fine mist is released through these nozzles and into the air at set times to optimize mosquito control while protecting the insects that are actually beneficial to your yard. For those homeowners concerned about the aesthetics their yard, there is no need to worry. The nozzles are small, spread out, and put in places that will make them all but unnoticeable.

In fact, the only thing you’ll notice is a mosquito-free yard, which begs the question – how does it work? An automatic mosquito misting system will be set up to go off between two and four times per day, usually at dusk and dawn. The spray is very fine, and will continue for around 30 seconds, allowing it to disperse across your yard. The mist is made up of an insecticide called pyrethrum, which is cultivated from the petals of crushed chrysanthemum. Understandably, you may have certain concerns after seeing the word insecticide or pesticide. However, the EPA has stated that when used properly, there should be no risk of harm. The far bigger risk comes from the mosquitoes themselves. The season in which the insects truly make themselves a nuisance has arrived, and with it the potentially harmful diseases they can spread.

In the recent past, there was little people could do about the mosquitoes roaming around their yard. A smelly can of bug spray was about the only option most people had. With the arrival of mosquito misting systems, that is no longer the case. There is no other way to effectively and permanently rid your yard of mosquitoes, and get back to enjoying the outdoors. Contact us today for a free mosquito control estimate, and take your yard back.


Dynasty Pest Control is happy to provide free estimates for all of our services. Whether you are interested in a mosquito misting system, a mosquito fog treatment, a one-time special event service our estimates are always free.

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How to Get Rid of Termites

How to Get Rid of Termites | Dynasty Pest Control

Termites can cause a lot of damage to a home if given just half a chance. This guide will help you be able to find affordable solutions that will help you get rid of this pest for good.

TermitesWhat Are Termites?

Termites are colony pests that come in 5 different types. They feed on cellulose, which means every home has the opportunity to play host to this silent killer. Termites can appear in any plant or wood materials without any indication they are there. The termite is specifically designed to tear away tough cellulose materials, but they will feed on a book just as easily as they’ll feed on cabinetry.


Here are the types of termites that you may find in your home.

  • Conehead termites.
  • Dampwood termites.
  • Drywood termites.
  • Formosan termites.
  • Subterranean termites.

No matter where your home may be located, any or all of these types of termites may be present. Drywood termites tend to be the most common as they live and consume wood within the home. Subterranean termites build mounds outdoors and then extensive tunnel systems that access areas of your home from underneath.

Termites are a constant, ongoing threat in every season. That’s why it is very important to have a pest control plan that is ready to implement at any time. It does not take long for a colony of termites of any type to be able to cause an extensive amount of damage in any home.

Signs of Termites

The most common sign of a termite infestation is when there are winged varieties that are trying to escape the home. Homeowners will find them around their windows and doors especially, but they may be anywhere outside of the colony. It is also fairly common to see a cabinet infestation of termites have winged pests hovering around the colony site. This discovery usually happens during the first days of Spring.

Here’s some good news: you don’t have to wait until Spring to find out if you have a termite infestation. There are some common warning signs that can be observed at any time of year that can let you know that there’s a colony of these pests hanging around.

  • Paint that has bubbled or cracked. Termites are feeding off of the interior of a structure, so as they approach the surface of it, the paint or coating on the surface will begin to bubble. There might be frass within the bubble, which is what the waste of the termite is called. Walls might also crack in ways that aren’t normal for foundational cracking.
  • Solid wood now sounds hollow. Termites will leave the outer structure of a cellulose item intact, carving out the interior like a hollow chocolate Easter bunny. Tapping on the wood leaves a slight echo because the sound vibrates.
  • There are mud tubes outside. Termite tubes look a little different than hornet or wasp tubes. Wasps and hornets tend to stay congregated in one place. Termites will spread along exterior walls, wood beams, and down in crawl spaces.

If Spring has turned into Summer and you find a bunch of discarded wings in your home, this is also an indication that termites are present. You’ll need to remove the pest completely to recover from the infestation.

How To Kill Termites

Before killing termites, it is important to remove any easy food sources for them. For many homeowners, this often means moving the firewood pile from beside the house. Any wood, lumber, or even paper debris that is near a home’s foundation can become a home for a colony of termites to begin. Make sure to grind out or pull out any stumps that are near the home and any other plant-based debris that is present as well.

Termites also need an entry point into the home to infest the interior of it. Make sure that there are screens in place on every outside vent to prevent these pests from moving in. Regularly inspect any decking, fencing, and other wood components of the home and take action to remove the pests immediately if they are found.

There are DIY, chemical, and non-chemical solutions that will remove a colony of termites. The most common non-chemical solution is to install a barrier around the home. This typically happens when the home is being built, but a new barrier can be installed in a similar fashion to a new waterproof membrane along a foundation.

Termites also struggle to move through sandy soil. Installing a barrier around your foundation, that is sand could slow these pests down. Combined with steel mesh on any vent, this can be an effective solution. Certain fungi and nematodes have also been shown as being effective at eliminating a termite colony.

How To Prevent Termites

After putting up proactive preventions such as screens, sand, and removing termite feeding sources, it is important to make sure a home’s plumbing is performing adequately. Any water leaks from the plumbing can become a homing beacon for termites. These pests feed on cellulose materials, but they also need to have water. Without water present, there won’t be termites.

What happens if it rains regularly? Although you can’t stop the rain, you can prevent water from pooling up around a foundation. If there are standing pools of water that develop after every rainfall, then take action to eliminate the places where water congregates because that will also be where the termites will congregate.

Cleaning out your gutter system is also important. Clogged gutters are going to leak, and that will create a water source right near a home’s foundation. If the gutter system expels water freely into the yard, consider installing basins instead so that the precipitation has a direct drainage system to use instead of creating wet spots in the yard.

Having a good air flow throughout a home is also very important. Good circulation prevents moisture build-up, and that naturally prevents termites from forming a colony. This is especially important around the bathroom of a home. Install venting fans at the highest location of the ceiling since hot air with water vapor rises to prevent moisture from lingering along the walls and creating the dampness that termites are going to crave.

If you have seen evidence of termites, our team will come and inspect your home. We will perform a thorough examination of your home by checking your basement or crawlspace for moisture, your foundation for wood debris, and other risk areas that may attract an infestation. If the inspection confirms an infestation, we will develop a customized plan to protect your home from termites.



Dynasty Pest Control is happy to provide free estimates for all of our services. Whether you are interested in a termite spot spray or a full termite treatment, our estimates are always free.

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Termite Pest Control: Signs of Termite Infestation

Termite Pest Control | Signs of Termite Infestation | Dynasty Pest Control

The termite can best be described in one word – survivor. There are thousands of species of termites, and they’ve existed for millions of years on every continent in the world with the exception of Antarctica. Most die within a year or two, but some queens have been known to live for decades. They are tiny, swarming, and silent, making them difficult to detect. Termites are eating machines, able to chew through wood and other similar materials, and it is estimated they cause billions of dollars of damage each year in the United States alone.

In Texas, the subterranean termite is the dominant species. In order to understand the issues a homeowner might face, it is important to be aware of how these termites work. They live in colonies and have assigned roles, similar to ants. Residing underground, they create tunnels to the nearest source of food – often the wood inside a home. This type of stealth makes termites very hard to notice before significant damage can be done, but there are certain things a homeowner can look for to determine if they need a termite extermination professional.

Visually identifying a termite around the home might be the simplest step, and though they look similar to ants, termites are cylinder-shaped and do not possess the familiar waist ants have. Termites are notoriously difficult to spot, however, so the first thing most homeowners will notice is damaged wood, or small mud tunnels coming out of the ground to any available source of wood on or near the home. Other warning signs include seeing bubbles or cracks in paint, tiny insect wings near one area of your home, or hearing a hollow noise after gently tapping on wood inside the home.

If there are signs of a termite invasion, there are a number of ways available to extinguish the problem. Most people want to know how to get rid of termites themselves, and there are, of course, DIY solutions to a termite infestation. Unfortunately, many of them involve using unfamiliar chemicals, and even if they are used properly, it will be very difficult for the average person to truly know if they have fully eradicated the termites.

The most effective way to completely eliminate termites from a home is to call a termite pest control expert. Simply request a free termite inspection, and if there is an issue, a team of termite extermination professionals will work diligently to remove the problem. Letting an expert in termite pest control handle the difficult task of removing termites is the safest and most cost-effective method to termite extermination, so call and request a free termite inspection for your home today.


Dynasty Pest Control is happy to provide free estimates for all of our services. Whether you are interested in a termite spot spray or a full termite treatment, our estimates are always free.

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