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Termites Swarming In Washington, Mo 63090

Updated: Feb 12, 2019


Subterranean termites build distinctive tunnels, often referred to as "mud tubes," to reach food sources and protect themselves from open air. They use their scissor-like jaws to eat wood 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Like other termite species, subterranean termites also feed on products containing cellulose. Subterranean termites swarm in the spring when groups of reproductive termites go off to start new colonies.


Subterranean termites live in underground colonies with as many as two million members. They are also found in moist secluded areas above ground.


Subterranean termites are by far the most destructive termite species. The hard, saw-toothed jaws of termites work like shears and are able to bite off extremely small fragments of wood, one piece at a time. Over time, they can collapse a building entirely, meaning possible financial ruin for a homeowner. If you suspect a termite infestation, contact a pest professional about subterranean termite treatment.

Subterranean Termite Prevention

The best method of subterranean termite control is to avoid water accumulation near your home's foundation. Divert water away with properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks. Reduce humidity in crawl spaces with proper ventilation. Never bury wood scraps or waste lumber in the yard. Most importantly, eliminate wood contact with the soil. Maintain a one-inch gap between the soil and wood portions of the building.


There are two types of treatments: liquid treatment in the soil and bait stations installed as prevention around the home.

For termite control in Washington Mo. and throughout Franklin, St. Charles, Gasconade and Warren counties you can trust the termite professionals at D & R Pest Control, LLC to help you deal with termites effectively and completely. Call us today at (636) 239-4998 to schedule an appointment for termites and all your pest control needs. For more info on termites clink link

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