July 25, 2018 Bugs Fear Us

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 termites.com, 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!