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Termite Defense Plan

Because termites never take a break, our termite
defense system is on-guard year-round.


Call by 2:00 pm local time for same-day service. Remote locations and other conditions may require next-day service.


Call today and request a Free Inspection. You'll also receive a no-obligation estimate.
*Excludes WDI Inspections

Monthly Billing

Our monthly billing option keeps payments smaller, making it easier to budget.


If you see pest activity between your regularly scheduled visits, we'll come back at no extra charge for a targeted treatment. If we cannot resolve the problem after three targeted treatments, we will refund the last monthly subscription fee.

Fully Trained, Licensed
& Insured Staff

All technicians complete extensive training throughout their career. Fox Pest Control is trained, certified, and insured to use our products correctly and effectively.
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What is the Termite Defense Plan?

It's a termite control plan designed to eliminate termite colonies and prevent damage to the wood components of homes.

Using the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ Technology, we install bait stations around your home to attack the entire colony and help protect the structure of your home.

Once the bait stations are installed around the home, it works to kill termites around the clock. Your Fox technician comes back yearly to check the stations and replace bait as needed.

Step 1Schedule

Call today at (956) 435-7142 for a free inspection. Call before 2:00 pm, and we can often schedule your McAllen pest control service the same day. Remote locations and other conditions may require next-day service.

Home Protection Plan Treatment

Step 2Treatment

Fox will send a skilled technician to inspect your property and provide customized termite treatment. We install a Sentricon protection system with bait stations strategically placed in the ground around the perimeter of your home.

Step 3Follow Up

Each service includes a detailed report about the Sentricon system. We will return yearly to inspect bait stations and replace bait as needed to keep a preventative barrier in place.

Home Protection Plan Follow Up

Protect your home
with our Termite Defense Plan

Termite Defense Plan

Termites cause more damage to U.S. homes than all natural disasters combined every year. Homeownership is one of the most significant and valuable purchases in a person's life. Unfortunately, our homes are built from the primary food source for one of nature's greatest foragers — termites. These foragers live underground, so they are rarely visible until it is too late. With the Termite Defense Plan using the Sentricon System with Always Active™ Technology, you can avoid this headache.

What is the Sentricon® System?

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the Termite Defense Plan cost?

The cost of the Termite Defense Plan will depend on the size of the house and the severity of infestations. An assessment will help determine the customized needs and the exact cost. Current Fox customers can get discounts for participating in multiple pest control plans.

What does a termite treatment involve?

Fox sends a trained professional to the home to ensure an inspection is completed. We document any concerns, at-risk areas, actual termite damage, or active infestations. We then install a Sentricon protection system with bait stations strategically placed in the ground around the home's perimeter. They are placed near the drip line, just outside the distance of the home's eaves. We will return each year to inspect each bait station and replace bait as needed to keep a preventative barrier in place.

Will every house qualify for a Fox Termite treatment?

No. When the Termite Technician arrives at the customer's home, a comprehensive inspection of the interior, exterior, and crawl space must be completed. Qualification is based on the inspection. If conditions impede the inspection, such as certain uses of stucco, foam insulation, or blocked crawl spaces, the treatment cannot be offered. In addition, if conditions interfere with the treatment system, such as spring(s) or streams(s) inside the structure's foundation, stucco extending into the ground, or a flat roof, the treatment cannot be offered. Ask our professionals for a comprehensive list of exclusions.

How long do termite services take?

In most cases, termite services take about an hour to complete. Here is the breakdown:

  • A standard Sentricon installation can be completed in 45 min to an hour. Special conditions may require more time.
  • An annual bait check and reinspection will usually take about an hour, depending on the number of stations to inspect. The best way to figure this out is to expect 1 min per station at a minimum, plus 30 minutes for the reinspection of the outside and crawl spaces of the home.

Does the customer need to be home when Fox comes for termite treatment?

Yes. The initial installation and the annual reinspection can only be completed if the customer is home to allow access to interior areas that need to be inspected. At the time of the initial installation, a Fox representative must also review all paperwork with the customer and attain signatures.

However, if a bait check is all that is needed after the initial installation, the customer does not need to be present if the technician has access to the property.

What if the customer damages a Sentricon station?

The monthly payments a customer makes will cover the use of Sentricon stations, which are the property of Fox. If a station is damaged, no worries. The customer should notify Fo, and a technician will be scheduled to replace it at no additional cost.

What are some signs of termites?

Signs of termites include:

  • Mud Tubes or Mud Tunnels. These are cylinder-shaped pathways termites use to travel along exposed areas while foraging for food. These might look like branches of dried mud attached to the side of poles, house foundations, metal fences, and other places.
  • Swarmers. These are winged termites that a well-established colony produces once or twice every year. They can be easily mistaken for winged ants, but if seen, it is a sign that a colony is nearby.
  • Discarded Wings are left after a termite's initial flight. These can be found virtually anywhere, but they're most commonly found near the nest.
  • Wood Damage is sometimes visible. The damage is difficult to detect since termites eat wood from the inside out. It might show as bubbling wallpaper or hollow and weakened wood.
  • Frass. This is termite droppings, which look like tiny wood grains or sawdust. They are sometimes found near a hole in the wood where the termites dump their waste.

How long does it take for termites to cause damage to a house?

A termite infestation can damage a home in as little as four to five months. Usually, termites go undetected until after costly damage is done.

Can termites live in a colder climate?

Termites can be found in every state in the U.S. except Alaska, but they are more prevalent in warmer, more humid climates.

Do termites have wings?

Termites have wings for part of their lives, and they use them to relocate and spread. These wings easily fall off, thus determining where the termite will start foraging for wood and make a new home. If a customer sees wings around windows or doorways, it's a sign they should get a termite inspection done immediately!

Count on Fox Pest Control
for Comfort and Safety

All of our Fox Pest Control Technicians and Managers are based in our local communities.

To ensure our customer's safety, we insist on a thorough screening process for all Fox Pest Control Technicians. They also complete extensive training in the classroom and on the job with an experienced mentor before servicing alone.

Pest Control Technician

Save Money

By participating in more than one Fox Pest Control Plan, you are eligible for discounts on our Termite Defense Plan and our Yard Enjoyment Plan.

Termite Inspection

When you sign up for the Fox Home Protection Plan, request a no-obligation termite inspection at no extra charge.

The Fox Difference

We care about relationships, developing leaders, and giving sincere customer service. At Fox Pest Control, you're not just a customer. You're family.

Fox Pest Control McAllen Reviews

April 2022
Google Verified Reviews

Our home has been serviced by Fox Pest Control for more than 2 years already, and they have never let me down with their great service. They always listen to what my concerns are, they are prompt in their response time, I receive ample notifications of when my service is to be performed, and each and every one of the servicemen delivers excellent customer service and attention to detail.

May 2022
Google Verified Reviews

Fox pest has been servicing our home for the past 4 years and have always done a wonderful job. Never have any issues with pest since I started using their service and love the way they make billing, scheduling and treatments so easy.

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