Prevent Termites with our Specialized Service Program

Termites-Blog 278151515If you have a termite problem, don’t wait to call a professional to handle it as a termite exterminator Expert Pest Solutions knows how important it is to not only treat an infestation when/if it arises – but also prevent one from ever forming again. As an essential service that we provide, early detection and treatment can prevent significant damage to your property from this insidious insect.

Termites can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home if not eliminated quickly. Here in Missouri, we are prone to termites. Experts estimate that there are 8-12 termite colonies per acre. A termite exterminator has their job cut out for them! Did you know that there are more than 2500 species of termites worldwide? Scientists even estimate that if you added up the weight of all the termites in the world, it would exceed the weight of all the people! Research indicates that homeowners spend billions on yearly property damage and repair costs due to termites! We have seen the actual damage that termites have caused – and when they’ve gone undetected for too long, the worse the damage is. This is why property owners must take the matter of pest control termites seriously. Termite damage restoration and repairs can be significant, and although it is rare, it is not unheard of for some termite species to damage a structure beyond repair.

Preventing termites from infesting your home is essential before these wood-destroying insects can cause significant damage. Here are some tips to help you prevent termites:

  • Termites are attracted to wood, so avoid storing wood, mulch, or wooden debris near your home’s foundation. If you must store firewood, keep it elevated and at a distance from the house.
  • Ensure good ventilation in crawl spaces and attics to reduce moisture levels, as termites are drawn to damp environments.
  • Repair any leaks in your home, including plumbing, roof, and gutters, to prevent excess moisture buildup.
  • Ensure that the grading around your home slopes away from the foundation to prevent water from accumulating near the structure.
  • Consider using termite-resistant materials such as concrete, steel, or pressure-treated wood when building or renovating.
  • Regularly inspect your home’s exterior and foundation for cracks and gaps and seal them with caulk to prevent termites from entering.
  • Installing metal mesh or termite shields between the soil and wooden structures can help block termite entry points.
  • Schedule regular termite inspections by a professional pest control service. Early detection can prevent extensive damage.
  • If you have wooden structures like fences, decks, or furniture outdoors, apply termite-resistant treatments or coatings to protect them.
  • Monitor moisture-prone areas, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. Use dehumidifiers if needed.
  • Avoid accumulating dead wood, tree stumps, or decaying plant matter in your yard, as these can attract termites.
  • Choose plants and landscaping materials that are less attractive to termites. For example, gravel or rubber mulch can be used instead of wood mulch.
  • Learn about the signs of termite infestations, such as mud tubes, discarded wings, or wood damage, to identify potential issues early.

Prevention is the best defense against termites. If you suspect a termite infestation or want to implement preventive measures, it’s best to consult with a professional pest control company specializing in termite control – like Expert Pest Solutions.
Expert Pest Solutions has a team of local pest control technicians with years of experience. We offer a variety of services to suit your needs and budget. Our specialized service for termites will send a termite exterminator to your home to identify and treat infested areas. We also offer services for other pests. Our one-time service covers ants, fleas, and cockroaches and comes with a 60-day guarantee. Contact Expert Pest Solutions immediately if termites are destroying your home or business. We use only EPA-approved pest control products and follow all applicable safety standards. We are your neighbors and will treat your home as we would treat our own. We offer services in the greater Springfield area, including but not limited to Ozark, Nixa, Republic, Rogersville, and Strafford. Contact us at (417) 413-4776 to schedule an inspection or request a quote here.