Though most of the 45 species of termites found in the U.S. are found in the South, Cape Girardeau pest control experts know this doesn’t mean our area homes and businesses are safe. Four species of subterranean termites are native residents of Missouri, causing widespread damage throughout our state.

How Bad is It?

Missouri’s ‘Termite Infestation Probability Zone’ is ranked #2, with a ‘moderate to heavy’ infestation probability. This means the threat of potential termite damage in Missouri is significant. Timely termite prevention and control methods are essential in such heavily-infested regions to prevent costly termite damage.

Do I Have Termites?

Termites live in large colonies like ants and bees. When weather is warm in spring and summer, daytime swarms may be seen dispersing through your yard. They can be distinguished from winged ants by their 4 cloudy, equal-size wings and uniform, long waist. As their name suggests, subterranean termites live in the soil, invading your home from beneath through cracks in the foundation or where wood comes into contact with soil.

How Can I Keep Termites Away?

A carefully devised plan is necessary to protect your home/business from these destructive pests. This can include cleaning techniques, baits to intercept and kill termites, and soil treatments to deter and kill the pests.

Uninvited guests? Our Cape Girardeau pest control experts can help you show them the door. Contact Elite Pest Control to schedule a termite inspection and learn more about our effective monitoring and prevention treatments today.