Subterranean termites are formidable pests that are difficult to treat and control. They develop massive underground colonies that spread like wildfire. Reproductives swarm in the spring, and workers stay busy constructing mud tubes that direct millions of cellulose-eating bugs to new food sources, including your home. Subterranean termites, which are the most common in Missouri, cause more than $3 billion of structural damage each year. Its a far cry from natural disasters but, they still cause significant damage regardless of stats.
Unfortunately, most homeowners don't realize that they have a termite problem until the bugs swarm. Warm indoor temperatures excite termites and can even cause them to swarm in the winter. Because many termite infestations go unnoticed, it's important to have regular inspections. Our licensed termite and structural pest experts have the knowledge, tools and appropriate insecticides to treat the problem.
This is the best option for termites. Spot treatments with monitoring stations is a low cost service with a minimal impact to the environment.
Traditionally are the most popular. These involve treating soil around the perimeter of affected buildings and nearby structures. For maximum effectiveness, we drill under foundations, concrete slabs and patios to reach colonies in these otherwise inaccessible locations.
Self-Contained Bait Stations
Are installed below the ground they are another option, but at higher cost initially. These systems contain chemicals that prevent the termites from molting and continuing their lifecycle. As workers consume the bait and die, the colony gradually collapses.
Envirofirst pest control experts can also seal and cover cracks, crevices and vents that allow termites to gain entry.
Moisture levels, drainage problems and vapor barriers are other things that we assess to lower the chance of a recurrence. If you suspect that termites are eating you out of house and home, contact us for a free inspection.
Now there is a solution to protecting your structures from termites that can earn you points in green building programs such as LEED® for Homes, NGBS Green Poduct Certification ProgramTM, EarthCraft® and many others. Instead of poisoning the soil under a home, Bora-Care eliminates the wood as a food source while saving you one full day of cycle time.
Nisus now offers the Bora-Care 30-Year Limited Warranty to pest control companies who register treated homes and inspect them annually. This damage repair warranty, which is extended to the pest control companies, gives builders and homeowners peace of mind knowing their homes can be covered under the limited warranty for the length of a standard 30-year mortgage.
Springfield, MO Termite Pest Control
Termites can cause significant structural damage to homes and business with a single colony consuming up to a pound (half a kilo) of wood each day. As social insects that establish large colonies fairly quickly, both the male and female termite feed on wood and continually work to build a nest for their eggs. The presence of termites, particularly in the spring, often indicates that a colony is well established in the near vicinity. Termites prefer decaying wood and despite causing significant damage, they often leave a physical effect that at first appears to render wood as smooth and clean. Enviro First, LLC pest control experts are experienced at identifying and ridding any Springfield, MO home or business from the threat of termites and protecting your property from the significant harm caused by a termite infestation.
Extensive and Expensive Termite Damage
Termites are able to adapt to ever changing environments and can wreak more havoc than a series of natural disasters combined including hurricanes and hailstorms. Damage due to termites is estimated to be more than 1 billion annually in the US alone. Most insurance companies will not provide coverage for personal loss incurred from the ravages of a termite colony.
How to Get Rid of Termites
Following an inspection of all entry points and any areas where dry wood may be present, Enviro First, LLC formulates a planned approach that may involves chemical applications to act as a barrier between the termite colony and the wood of your building or structure. Soil trenching in and around the foundation combined with specialized injections are among the various pest control methods customized precisely for properties with termite infestations in Springfield, MO.
Quick Tips for Preventing a Termite Infestation:
Check for Termites Before Buying or Selling Your Springfield, MO Property
Enviro First, LLC provides pest control assessments and other services to Springfield, MO real estate agents that facilitate smooth transactions. Schedule a thorough inspection with a licensed and experienced Enviro First, LLC pest control specialist before buying or selling property Springfield, MO. If you suspect you have a problem with termites in the Springfield, MO region or are planning to buy or sell your home, call the pest control specialists for more information and a free assessment.