Termites Joplin, MO

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Termite Control and Treatment

While many homeowners believe that the possibility of termite damage is highly unlikely, the truth is that a home being damaged by termites is considerably more likely than the chance of the property being damaged by a storm or fire. Because of the amount of damage that can be done by these pests, it’s important that you take steps to prevent termites from appearing around your home. If these insects appear, termite treatment must be performed immediately. This article takes a closer look at what termite control involves. 

 

 

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Termites: What Are Termites

These are very small insects that are considered to be highly destructive pests, which is why termite control is necessary. When these pests get into your home, it’s essential that you do what you can to get rid of them immediately. The reason why they are destructive is that they feed primarily on soil, leaf litter, decayed wood, and small chips of wood. Keep in mind that there are more than four dozen different termite types that can be found in the U.S.

What Termites Look Like

While the many different types of termites that can be found throughout the country have differing characteristics, all species look similar to one another. The length of a termite is usually between 1/4-1/2 of an inch. Most termites will also have antennas and can have an appearance that’s similar to ants. These insects can range in color from white to brown. If you spot one or two termites, there’s a good chance that the surrounding area consists of a high number of these pests, which means that termite treatment would be necessary to prevent further damage to the property.

Subterranean Termites in Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma

Subterranean Termites

Subterranean Termites

Termite Damage

Termite Damage

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Termite Bait

While the many different types of termites that can be found throughout the country have differing characteristics, all species look similar to one another. The length of a termite is usually between 1/4-1/2 of an inch. Most termites will also have antennas and can have an appearance that’s similar to ants. These insects can range in color from white to brown. If you spot one or two termites, there’s a good chance that the surrounding area consists of a high number of these pests, which means that termite treatment would be necessary to prevent further damage to the property.

The three most common types that are found in homes include:

  • Damp-wood termites – They usually live in conditions with high amounts of moisture. It’s common for these termites to enter homes where wood is coming into contact with relatively damp soil surrounding the home.
  • Dry-wood termites – They tend to live in coastal towns and cities. While a damp-wood termite needs moisture to survive, dry-wood ones can live without having much contact with moisture.
  • Subterranean termites – They live underground in large nests.

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Termite Treatment

Subterranean Termites

Subterranean Termites

Signs of Termites and Termite Damage


The easiest way to detect termites in your home is by first searching for signs of damage that a termite can cause. The five primary signs of termites being present in your home include:

  • Notable evidence of termite swarms – When termites swarm, they will typically leave behind evidence of doing so, which usually comes in the form of discarded wings
  • Issues in wood flooring – If blisters or dark areas appear on your wood flooring, this could be a sign that these insects are starting to damage the wood
  • Wood that has been damaged or hollowed – When termites have eaten a significant amount of wood, the wood will have an empty sound to it as well as a honeycomb interior
  • Termite droppings – When termites swarm, they can leave behind mounds of small pellets that look like coffee grounds
  • The presence of mud tubes – If you notice thin tubes of mud along wood flooring or walls, these tubes are designed to connect termites directly to their main source of food
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How to Effectively Get Rid of These Pests

If you detect any of the aforementioned signs, it’s important that you obtain termite treatment as quickly as possible, which will allow you to effectively minimize the amount of damage that’s done to the wood in your home. At this point, it’s highly recommended that you contact Bug-A-Way to request our termite control services, which extend to termite inspection and termite treatment. Without termite control services in place, these insects could cause untold amounts of damage to the wood in your home. Keep in mind that a termite inspection only takes around 30-45 minutes to complete.

Bug-A-Way makes use of the Sentricon termite treatment system, which is a baiting system that focuses on eliminating termite colonies. The bait stations that are placed around the property are positioned in areas where termites are known to gather, which can differ from home to home. The goal of this kind of system is for entire termite colonies to be eliminated, which can take anywhere from a couple of days to a few weeks. However, these systems start working immediately after installation and should provide you with complete termite protection. Call today (417) 624-2999.

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