Home Pest Control of Austin

Welcome to Home Pest Control of Austin! We are Texas pest control specialists. We offer both residential and commercial extermination services in Austin. We handle all common pest insects in the area, including: Termites, Ants, Bed Bugs, Cockroaches, Spiders, Palmetto Bugs, Mosquitos, Silverfish, Centipedes, Millipedes, Carpenter Bees, Dust Mites, Spider Mites, Fleas, Lady Bugs, Drain Flies, Indian Meal Moths, Yellow Jackets, Brown Recluse Spiders, Black Widow Spiders, Ticks, Pillbugs, Earwigs, and rodents such as rats and mice. We offer a range of affordable pest management services, including complete interior coverage of your home or building, and complete exterior coverage of your house and lawn. We pride ourselves on our polite and courteous customer service and our excellent results. Give us a call any time to find out more about our prices for pest control work and to schedule an appointment, usually within the next day. We look forward to hearing from you.

Call 24/7 to discuss your pest problem.

Same-day or next-day appointments.

32-point inspection of your property.

Written estimates for pest project.

Fully state licensed and insured.

Complete Bed Bug treatment and removal.

Complete termite tenting and erradication.

Control of ants, spiders, stinging insects.

100% permanent rat and mouse control.

Quarterly and monthly maintenance programs.

Our Service Range - 512-759-8525

Austin Pest Removal Tip:

Will Termites Die If Exposed to Sunlight
Different types of termites may respond to various solutions differently. An approach that is effective on a subterranean termite may not be effective in dealing with drywood termite. For instance, while the heat of the sun will rob the subterranean termite with the moisture that they need, the drywood termite will not need a high amount of termite to survive. While they may still die from the extreme heat, the sunlight treatment will not offer a long-term solution.

Using Sunlight Treatment
Some experts will tell you to take out a furniture that is infested with termite and expose it directly to sunlight. Exposing them for a couple of days to the extreme heat will allegedly kill them. While this method can be beneficial, understand that this will not be effective on its own. Sunlight treatment should only be done as a supplemental solution.

Short-Term Solution
Another problem with the use of the sunlight treatment is that it does not present a long-term solution. Once the furniture cools down and you return it inside your house, the termites that survived the heat will once again continue with the devastation. While this may kill the termite, you are not necessarily making any progress since the root cause of the problem has not been treated. You will have to incorporate this method with the other method to end your problem.

Termites Can Live in Sunlight
If your landlord tells you that it is impossible for a termite infestation to exist in your apartment since they cannot live in sunlight, they probably just want to avoid spending money for the treatment. While the excessive amount of heat can rob them of their moisture, termites can still survive sunlight under normal circumstances. Ask yourself, if they cannot survive on sunlight, how on earth did them managed to spread all over the world.

The termite workers would often be in the ground when looking for possible food sources such as dead tree or tree stump. However, once they reach their maturity, they will grow a pair of wings that allows them to move from one place to another. They have darker and sturdier body that can withstand the heat of the sun. If the sunlight treatment did not work for you, it is time to seek the help of the professionals to end your problem.

Hiring the Professionals
If you don't want to waste your time on DIY or homemade treatment that will not kill the termites completely, you need the assistance of the experts. They will first inspect the different areas of your house. They need to do this to determine the species of termite and to measure the level of infestation. With this information, they will be able to identify the right solution. Depending on the seriousness of your situation, they may have to return a couple of times to your house before the problem will be eliminated.

Understand that the sunlight method cannot be used as a stand-alone treatment for termite issues. If you are determined to eliminate the source of the problem, call the experts and let them handle it. They can also help you prevent future infestation.