Termite Pest Control in Kansas City, Pleasant Hill, Independence, Liberty, Blue Springs and Raytown should be on your mind as we approach spring. This time of year, many insects begin emerging. Let’s discuss ways you can prepare your home or investment properties before termites become a problem!
What Do Termites Look Like?
Termites are usually between ¼ and ½ inch long. They have soft bodies with straight bodies and straight antennae. Termite bodies are thick when compared to ants who have a defined “waist” between the abdomen and thorax. A Termite’s color depends on its species and caste. Workers have a pale or cream color to their bodies, but workers have a larger head that is more brownish or orange. Reproductive termites have dark colored bodies. If you have noticed any of these insects near your home, contact Milberger today for termite pest control in Kansas City.
What Are The Warning Signs?
The Eastern Subterranean termite is the most common and most widely distributed termite in North America. Homeowners from southern Ontario in Canada, south throughout the Eastern United States and as far west as Montana need to consider termite pest control.
This native American pest feeds on such cellulose materials as structural wood, wood fixtures, paper, books, and cotton. Occasionally, it will even attack the roots of shrubs and trees.
While they won’t attack your food source, like ants, they are likely to enter through structural points of a home including wood, insulation or using furniture for food.
If you hear a clicking sound through the walls, see wings or termite droppings or can detect hollow sounds within your walls, let’s discuss a plan to exterminate with termite pest control from Milberger Pest Control.