Termite Exterminator Protects Your Home
February 11, 2022
If you need a termite exterminator in Springfield or the surrounding area, call Expert Pest Solutions at (417) 413-4776 right away. These insects can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home if not eliminated quickly. If you suspect a termite infestation, don’t wait! The sooner you call us, the sooner we can eliminate these pests before they damage your home.
Did you know that according to the University of Missouri’s Extension Service, there are more than 2500 species of termites worldwide? Some are beneficial, but others are not. There are two major subgroups. Drywood and dampwood termites live inside various types of woods. The other group, subterranean termites, lives in soil and in wood that is in contact with soil. There are four species of termites in Missouri, all of which are of the subterranean type. These are serious pests, so if you see them, it’s time to call the termite exterminator!
An active termite infestation can be identified by the presence of tunnels in the wood, live termites, and a mixture of soil and feces within the tunnels. Termites live in large, organized colonies with different insects filling different roles, similar to ants and bees. The queen lays the eggs, workers care for the eggs and the larvae. Soldier termites defend the colony against invaders and predators. Nymphs are termites who develop wings, and then fly off and start new colonies of their own.
The U.S. Forest Service estimates that termites cause over two billion dollars worth of damage in the United States each year. That’s more than fire and windstorm combined! Subterranean termites, such as those found here in Missouri, can invade your home by burrowing up through the soil, or follow cracks or openings in the foundation until they find wood. A termite exterminator from Expert Pest Solutions is trained to identify the signs of termite infestation and will know where to look in your home to find termites.
At Expert Pest Solutions, we have 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. If you want to stay ahead of pests, our quarterly service program may be right for you. It covers ants, spiders, cockroaches, silverfish, wasps, fleas, millipedes, crickets, and mice and can be scheduled in advance to meet your needs.
If you think termites are destroying your home or business, contact Expert Pest Solutions right away. We will send a termite exterminator to inspect your home and formulate a treatment to rid you of these pests. We use only EPA-approved pest control products and follow all applicable safety standards. We are your neighbors, and we will treat your home as we would treat our own. We offer services in the greater Springfield area, Ozark, Nixa, Republic, Rogersville, or Strafford. Call (417) 413-4776 to schedule an inspection, or request a quote here.