Pest Control Kansas City: Ants Or Termites?

Pest control in Kansas City is easy with Milberger Pest Control to help you identify and eradicate pests in your home or business. Typically when people find wood damage, they assume termites are the culprit, but that isn’t always the case. Carpenter ants also cause damage to wood, so it is important to have your pest problem evaluated by an experienced professional.


Termites do their worst damage before you ever know they are there. By the time you notice the signs, you’re already looking at extensive repairs. Thorough inspections in and around the structure are necessary regardless of the construction materials used.

How can I tell if I have termites? 

Your first clue to a termite problem may be small flying insects – known as termite swarmers – flying near your windows and leaving behind their discarded wings. This phenomenon generally occurs in the spring. Termites are active all year round though, and termite swarmers look very similar to flying ants, so correct identification is critical.

Another obvious indicator of their presence is the damage they inflict on properties. Indications of termite damage can include:

  • Wood that is buckled or swollen. 
  • Wood and it is honeycombed or carved out. You can probe suspected wood with a knife or flat-blade screwdriver to see if it’s been hollowed. Severely damaged wood may sound hollow when tapped.
  • Unexplained piles of what appear to be coarse grains of sand. These may actually be termite fecal pellets pushed out of wood members.
  • Mud tubes on walls, along baseboards, or in cracks and crevices that connect underground nests.
  • A moldy scent.

How does Milberger Pest Control service in Kansas City control termites?

Termites eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, meaning damage to wood in and around a structure can happen very quickly. In fact, the NPMA estimates that termites cause $5 billion in property damage each year. That’s why Millberger Pest Control takes termite control very seriously. While most companies are only certified in one termite control system, we specialize in two, Termidor and Sentricon, giving you a choice depending on what you want from your pest control.


Milberger Pest Control in Kansas City will first need to complete an inspection and identify the source of the problem. In some cases, an evaluation in crawl spaces and other areas may need to be completed. These inspections will help to ensure we do a thorough job of getting rid of the ants and addressing any other issues related to the problems found.

The professional exterminators at Milberger Pest Control will recommend the safest treatment options for your particular situation. The treatment must be effective enough for it to kill off large numbers of ants when the treatment is injected. In some cases, the exterminator may find one large colony to kill, and it will offer immediate relief from the problem.

Milberger Pest Control In Kansas City

Milberger Pest Control in Kansas City has been solving termite and pest control problems, including ants, in the Kansas City metropolitan area since 1936. We offer same-day service in many cases. All pest control services are offered on a one-time, quarterly, or monthly basis depending on the severity of the problem and the needs of your location.

For more information about pest control in Overland Park, Lenexa, Olathe, Shawnee, Grandview, Independence, Gladstone, or anywhere in the greater Kansas City area, call us at (816) 761-1313 in Missouri or (913) 384-6760 in Kansas, or click here to request your free inspection.

Milberger Pest Control in Kansas City has been solving termite and pest control problems, including ants, in the Kansas City metropolitan area since 1936.