Ant Problems

January 20, 2014 | Posted in Ants and Termites | By



Did you know that the biggest pest problem a Texas homeowner will face is ants?  Not termites, not spiders or roaches, but ants.  There are a mind boggling amount of types of ants- about 22,000 species inhabit the Earth.  In Texas, there are about 250 ant species which are native to our state, but thankfully, in the Fort Worth-Dallas metroplex, we mostly deal with a much smaller number of the problematic pests.  Those would be; Carpenter Ants, Pharaoh Ants, Acrobat Ants, Odorous House Ants, Fire Ants, Argentine Ants, and Crazy Ants.  Yes.. Crazy Ants.

Ants are nature’s most industrious workers, and play a critical role in the soil aeration needed for healthy crop growth, and in the decomposition and recycling of dead organic material. However; their work ethic, small size, and outlandish numbers make ants a challenging opponent when they invade North Texas homes, yards, and businesses.

The public sometimes will get confused when trying to identify an ant from a termite.  Texas ants range in size from the thumbnail sized Carpenter which can be from 1/4 to 3/4 inch, and is the largest ant in North America.  Others are so tiny that it’s difficult to discern one species from another with the naked eye.  Several of the species are similar in color, which leads to even more confusion; but they all cause damage.  Some ants cause physical damage to homes, gardens, home food supplies, and yards.  Others such as the Fire Ant, pose a serious medical threat to people and pets.  As you can see, it is very important to be able to identify the type of pest you are dealing with correctly, so that they can be treated effectively.

We recommend that a homeowner not try to eliminate an ant infestation on their own.  Most likely, they will only be treating a surface problem, and won’t be able to locate the hidden source colony, which can harbor thousands and thousands of pests.  Successful elimination of Texas ant infestations requires the knowledge and expertise of a professional.  Please call Western Exterminating at our Fort Worth, TX office, at 817.834.3121,  and let us put our 55 years of experience to work for you.


Don’t Let Termites Do This to YOUR House….

January 13, 2014 | Posted in Ants and Termites | By


Your home is your castle and your treasure, and should be treated as such.  Did you know that Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination Baiting System protects some of our National treasures such as the Statue of Liberty, and the White House?  The Termite Queen lives to breed.  Her colony lives to feed, and that is their fatal error in life.  We say outsmart the queen and her subjects, and kill them all.  They love to eat your food, walls, baseboards, and floors, and destroy your home.  Termites never stop feeding and are always looking for new sources of food.  Those sources can be anything from a fallen tree to a woodpile.   We say give them the proven science of Sentricon and let them eat.

Termites know what they like.  The love a moist, subterranean environment that is temperature stable.  The soil just below your lawn is ideal, and they like to get into crevices and cracks in your foundations and walls.  This is where they feast.  Every year, more than 5 million homes in America are damaged by termites and do an estimated $5 billion dollars in damage.  Unfortunately, damage from termites is rarely covered by homeowners insurance policies.  Therefore, as a responsible homeowner, it is your duty to defend what is yours.  Kill the queen and destroy her colony.

Western Exterminating has had the priviledge of protecting some Fort Worth, TX. historical treasures such as Thistle Hill and the McPharland House.  We can install the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System to help you protect your treasured home against the most structurally damaging pests in our area.  Watch our video at, to learn about the #1 selling product in termite protection- then call our experts at our Fort Worth office at 817.834.3121 for help.


Western Exterminating Is One of Sentricon’s Top 5%

January 6, 2014 | Posted in Ants and Termites | By



Western Exterminating Company of Fort Worth, TX. is proud to be one of the few Certified Sentricon Specialists authorized to use the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination Baiting System.  Sentricon’s system is the #1 termite product in America, and we are among the priviledged 5% of pest control businesses in America to have earned this designation.

Dow AgroSciences is the developer of the Sentricon System and has used the newest technology and smart science in the creation of the product.   There is constant research, development, and testing to make sure the best termite system is always available in the marketplace.  Sentricon’s science is superior and it is the only termite product to be awarded the Presidential Green Chemistry Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Always Active system utilizes the newest technology which includes bait in each station 365 days a year.  As an authorized dealer, we are held to strict standards regarding the application and monitoring of the product, and we are responsible to check the stations every six months to make sure that those standards are met.  Expert results are ensured when using a Certified Sentricon Specialist; and with Sentricon’s endorsement and our 55 years of expertise, you can feel confident in choosing Western Exterminating Company.  Please call our Fort Worth, TX office at 817.834.3121 to schedule a consultation.