Termite Exterminator talks why Winter is Ideal for Termite Treatment

AdobeStock_276756729As 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. Termites can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home, or worse, if not eliminated quickly. If you presume you have a termite infestation, don’t wait! The sooner you call the termite exterminator, the sooner they can eliminate the pests before they damage your home permanently. Call the termite exterminator today!

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 of the termites in the world, it would exceed the weight of all the people! While some are beneficial, others are definitely not. There are two major subgroups – drywood and damp wood, both live inside various types of wood. Another class, subterranean termites, live in soil and in wood that is in contact with soil. There are four main species of termites in Missouri, all of which are of the subterranean type. If you see these pests anywhere in your home – it’s time to call the termite exterminator!

While all termites are attracted to wood of some kind, they each have their own specific preferences. As their names would indicate, damp wood and drywood termites seek out moist or dry woods respectively. Subterranean termites must have moist soil nearby and will infest any wood that is in contact with the ground; things such as tree roots or posts. Also, subterranean termites will construct mud tubes to move from the soil to wood. Mud tubes essentially become a “link” for the termites to use in order to protect against dehydration and enable a route to any wood that may be located above ground. Homeowners could and sometimes do unknowingly bring termites inside in firewood or untreated lumber.

At Expert Pest Solutions, we have a team of local termite exterminator technicians with years of experience. We offer 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 if the need should arise. 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. In the winter, termites tend to stay closer to home, making it more likely for them to choose the termite bait instead of food further away. This is why winter is the ideal time to treat for termites, so you never have to worry!

If you would like to schedule an inspection of your home and property and learn about our termite control plan, contact Expert Pest Solutions, the leading termite exterminator in Springfield Missouri. 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. Contact (417) 413-4776 to schedule an inspection or request a quote online today.