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Termite Extermination in the Kansas City Metro Area

Termite Extermination in the Kansas City Metro Area

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Catch-It Wildlife & Pest Control has a great deal of experience dealing with termite control. We have the means to rid your home of an infestation and have the experience to keep them from coming back.

It doesn't matter if you are a home owner or a business owner, even hearing the word 'Termite' can send chills down the spine of anyone that owns buildings or property. Most people understand that termites can cause a lot of damage to structures - but there are some specifics about this pesky insect that you might not be a layer of.

Termites are also known as 'white ants' even though they are not closely related. Although, like ants the termite is a member of a group of very social insects and their appearance loosely resembles that of an ant. However, termites feed on dead plant material - the most abundant dead plant material in most structures is would; but they also feed on a leaf litter or soil. Because of this, even a small colony can cause a great deal of damage to houses or other buildings.

Do You Need Termite Control?

Most of the time, a termite infestation requires the help of a professional. A regular tear might is much softer, shorter legged, slower and fatter than an aunt. They are also white in color, which is a very noticeable difference. Their bodies are very rarely longer than 1 cm. In reality, it termite is much more similar to a cockroach.

Colonies a will usually inhabit very dark places, only rarely venturing out wind the winged termites, known as Alates, emerge to construct shelter or sometimes harvest food. Many people do not know about these flying termites, but they are a common part of every colony.

Like ants, termites live in a social setting - they have a caste system very closely related to ants where every insect has a job. They have highly developed swarmed intelligence that helps them work together to obtain food and sustain the colony for long periods of time. The colony has a hierarchy and social system that is "ruled" buy a queen and sustained by soldiers, workers and reproductive termites that are mainly responsible for populating the colony so it can expand.

How much damage can a termite do?

Even though it is common knowledge that these insects can damage structures, many people are quite surprised when they actually learn how much damage a termite can do. Remember, there is never just one termite inside of your home - if you see just one, chances are good that there are hundreds or even thousands nearby.

As mentioned before, termites eat wood and cellulose and are especially attracted to dark places with a damp or wet wood. Many homeowners will find that their basement is a perfect nesting ground for a termite colony. These insects will burrowed deep into the wood - with the worker termites knowing right through the material, leaving trails that can compromise the integrity of the wood itself. This damage is multiplied since there is almost always more than one termite knowing through the wood. The areas that are most at risk are wood frames, windowsills and door frames.

When is it time to call for termite control?

Termites are can find their way through cracks in concrete and other hard materials. They will work to find moisture, so if your home has any water damage you will be at a higher risk of invasion. Even leaky gutters could create a haven for termites. You can perform your own visual inspection, searching the inside and outside of your home for termite damage. But, if you suspect that there is a colony close by it may be in your best interest to call Catch-It Wildlife and Pest Control, some of the best exterminators the Kansas City Metro Area has to offer.

How can Catch-It Wildlife help you with your Termite Problems?

We can perform a thorough inspection of your home, using hour experience and knowledge to search for signs of an infestation. If we find a colony living on your property, termite treatment is done with a pesticide spray that will be up lined to the outside areas where the insects are getting into your home. After our initial treatment is done, we can continue treatment on a regular basis to prevent a colony from coming back.

Finding the right termite control company is essential if you have a colony living in your home or business. Catch-It Wildlife has been in business since 1989, and we have handled just about every pest problem that you can imagine.

Catch-It Wildlife has a trained and professional staff ready to inspect your home or business. We know the proper steps to take a if you have a termite problem that needs to be taken care of.

If you see any signs of rotting wood, or would that looks like it has been softened or compromised, you may have a termite problem. Looking around the foundation of your home, you may be able to see termite damage to any wood that sits close to the ground. Remember, termites do not eat through concrete or brick, so a home made of these materials has a lower risk of being invaded.

How can you get in touch with Catch-It Wildlife?

If you have a wildlife or pest problem, contact us by filling out the form on the contact page or call us at (816) 769-3106 today!

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