Don’t Let Termites Eat Away at You

Have you ever found a large bug in your home? You suspect you know what it is, but you find yourself Googling pictures of termites and finding out your worst fear is true? Your home is infested with termites. You begin to fear the worst about termites eating through the wooden interior and exterior of your home. Don’t worry, the leading pest management company in mid-Missouri is here to help. Bugs Fear Us has over 26 years of experience when it comes to tackling hungry termites. Let’s take a closer look at the types of termites that infest homes, how these termites make their way on our property, and what services Bugs Fear Us can provide to take care of these wood eating pests.


While there are different types of species of termites out there, subterranean termites are the most prevalent to mid-Missouri.  When you search for pictures of termites, these are probably the types of termites that will pop up first. According to, this species of termite is responsible for the majority of termite damage to homes and buildings in the U.S. The most aggressive subterranean termites are the Formosan termites. Each year, it is reported that Americans spend an estimated $1 billion on both control measures and repair costs to the damage done by these creatures. Bugs Fear Us knows you don’t want to spend your money rebuilding and repairing what termites tear down. Call us before your termite problem takes over.


So how do these toothy creatures make their way inside our homes and on our property? These termites require contact with soil. The soil provides moisture and optimal temperatures, which allows the termites to build underground nests connected to aboveground food sources like wood. They connect to these sources by building mud tunnels. Two of the biggest signs of subterranean termites are large swarms of flying termites and the presence of mud tubes in and around your property. However, sometimes these signs may be difficult to detect. Termites usually infest homes at the ground level. Termites generally swarm Missouri on a warm day after a light storm or rainfall. These swarms may also occur during the winter in a heated building. According to Termite Infestation Probability Zones (TIP Zones), Missouri is located in TIP Zone #2 (moderate to heavy), which means the potential for termite damage is considered significant. If you’re living in mid-Missouri take precaution and give Bugs Fear Us a call to prevent damage before it’s done.


How do you prevent termites from entering your home? Easy! Just give Bugs Fear Us a call and we’ll set up a service plan of action with you. Bugs Fear Us is the leading pest control company in Columbia, Mo., and we offer a variety of services preventing and eliminate your termite problem. We offer a monthly service, a quarterly service, and an exterior-only service involving sprays and techniques depending on the severity of the problem. We also offer a one-time service protecting the interior and termite-proofs your home.


Termites are prominent in mid-Missouri, and they can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home. Don’t wait until it’s too late, give Bugs Fear Us a call today and schedule an appointment today!


Don’t Get Caught in a Web of Spiders

Spiderman? Cool. Spiders in your home? Not so cool. There’s nothing itsy or bitsy about the problems spiders in or around your home may cause. Finding a spider in the bathtub or on the wall in a corner of your room can be an unpleasant surprise, especially if you’re part of the 40% of Americans that suffer from arachnophobia or fear of other bugs.  Regardless of whether or not you’re someone with arachnophobia, Bugs Fear Us is here to help take care of any spider infestation problem you may have. There are 26 species of spiders most commonly found in Missouri, and we’re going to take a closer look at which spiders are most prevalent to those residing in mid-Missouri. We’ll also discuss what attracts these spiders to our homes, and how Bugs Fear Us, the leading pest control company in mid-Missouri, can help you keep the spiders away.


We all know what a spider looks like: it has an oval or round-shaped body with a bunch of legs sticking out on each end. But what people may not know is the species of spider they’re dealing with. Spiders are not one size fits all; there are many different types of spiders that hang around our homes for many different reasons. For example, the cellar spider is a common spider found in basements, crawl spaces, and cellars, and other dark, damp places. They have long, slim legs and are yellow or light brown in color. These spiders are mostly harmless. The brown recluse spider, on the other hand, is a spider you have to watch out for. This spider is light tan or dark brown and has a fiddle shaped marking on its body. These spiders usually hang around outside under rocks, and keep to themselves. However, if you ever find yourself bitten by a brown recluse you may not experience pain for 6-8 hours. Seek treatment immediately, as swelling or an ulcer may take over the wound. The black widow spider is even more dangerous to come in contact with. They usually hang out in seldom used spaces of homes. Females have a red hourglass shape on them, and males have dark reddish spots on their backs. If bitten by one of these spiders you must seek medical attention immediately. A lot of spiders are harmless, however it is best to seek help from Bugs Fear Us when you come in contact with spiders in your home. You don’t want to risk the safety of you or your family if contact occurs.


Spiders make their way into our homes in a number of ways. Whether it’s through cracks in the foundation of our homes, or through pipes or drains, spiders can make themselves at home in your space in several ways. Perhaps a spider climbed into your bag or the hood of your jacket. Spiders, especially the Wolf spider, are famous for hatching several eggs once they get comfortable in the space they’re in. It’s important that you call Bugs Fear Us to take care of your spider problem before it spirals out of control.


Are you scared, or at least a little bit freaked out after learning so much about spiders? Don’t worry. Bugs Fear Us has 26 years of spider fighting experience. We provide multiple methods of combating your spider problem. We also have various services to ensure your spider problem doesn’t have a chance at survival. Bugs Fear Us is the leading pest control company in Columbia, Mo., and we offer a variety of services to take care of your spider infestation before it begins. We offer a monthly service, a quarterly service, and an exterior-only service involving sprays and techniques depending on the severity of the problem. We also offer a one-time service protecting the interior of your home from prompting an indoor spider problem.


Are your spidey senses tingling in a bad way? Are you seeing spiders popping up in random places of your home? Give us a call at Bugs Fear Us. No matter the type of spider or how it got in your home, Bugs Fear Us will come armed and ready to stop the spiders before they start spreading. We’re ready to help you. Call Bugs Fear Us today.


Don’t Let Ants Come Marching into Your Home

Summertime is here and unfortunately so are ants. We’ve all had those overwhelming moments where we kill one ant and seemingly another dozen pop up in its place. Plus, it doesn’t keep the little guys at bay when sweet summer treats like popsicles and ice cream leave sticky messes. If you’ve ever found yourself asking, “How do I get rid of ants?” the answer is simple. Call Bugs Fear Us Pest Management and we’ll design a plan of attack on those small, pesky critters. First, let’s take a closer look at the types of ants making their way into our homes, what attracts them and how Bugs Fear Us can help eliminate this all too common problem.


If you’ve got a lot of ants inside your home in mid-Missouri there’s a good chance they’re carpenter ants. According to the Missouri Botanical Garden, the number of ants you find inside your home indicates whether their nest is inside or outside your home. If there are a large number of ants and the nest is inside your home, it is most likely to be located somewhere that is damp, dark, and wooden. Another common ant found in Missouri homes is the odorous house ant. This ant, you guessed it, has a distinct odor associated with it. According to an article published by The Seattle Times, this stinky ant is most likely living in a super colony underneath your home. These ants love the Midwest climate, and unlucky for you they colonize and procreate at a rapid rate.


So why do these ants come inside our homes? Grzesiek Buczkowski, an urban entomologist who researches these ants at Purdue University, says odorous ants prefer to stay outdoors, however during inclement weather like a big storm they come inside and move their nest along with them. These ants also march indoors when the dry summer heat runs out their food source. Carpenter ants are attracted to leaks and moisture, and once they come indoors they tend to bring all their family and friends along with them to join the party.


Bugs Fear Us is here to help. We’re the leading pest control company in Columbia, Mo., and we offer a variety of services sure to take care of your ant infestation problem before it begins. We offer a monthly service, a quarterly service, and an exterior-only service involving sprays and techniques depending on the severity of the problem. We also offer a one-time service protecting the interior of your home from maintaining the ant infestation inside. Our 26 years of experience in the pest and termite control industry has given us the ability and insight to take care of any pest problem in mid-Missouri. Bugs Fear Us is proud to protect you from the pesky nuisance of ants.


Ants are small pests, but they can become a big problem. Let Bugs Fear Us Pest Management take the problem off your hands. No matter if they’re odorous or carpenter ants, or how they got inside your home, Bugs Fear Us is here to help. Give us a call today, and we’ll make sure the ants go marching away from your home.


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