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Old 09-13-2015, 08:51 PM
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I have a house in McKinney and the back yard is on the north side. The house is built in 2006. The fence with termites is very closed to wall. How do I know if the house is still OK?
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Old 09-13-2015, 08:59 PM
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Call a Pest Control Specialist / Exterminator.
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:29 PM
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Same thing happened to me after contractors left excess soil against my fence, it didn't take long for them to find the fence once the soil level was higher. The fence base in the soil is treated, but fence posts aren't. Maybe your soil is too high causing the fence to rot and attract them. I think as long as your home foundation has clearance from the soil (I believe 2" minimum) then you should be OK. Termites are everywhere in Dallas, just because your fence was eaten doesn't mean your house will be. If you hire a inspector I would hire a home inspector not a pest control place; it would be like asking a painter if your home needs painting....know what I mean.
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:57 PM
Location: Collin County,TX
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It doesn't mean you will have them in your home. I found them in the mulch around my front yard trees last year, with no problems in the home. You can look around your exterior for dirt tubes going up the exterior from the soil to the brick or siding. Especially behind downspouts and vegetation or other moisture sources. You really should have a minimum 4-6" clearance between the soil and brick veneer or siding but if they want to get in, that won't stop 'em.

The best thing is to have a pro come out and take a look. Call A Bug's Business, that's who I recommend to all my clients and he won't try and upsell you on treatments if you don't need it.

Last edited by jsafstrom; 09-16-2015 at 08:58 PM.. Reason: sp
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