Termites & Wood Destroying Insect Exterminator

Serving Illinois, Indiana and Missouri

“Termites cause costly property damage to the tune of $5 billion a year, and what’s worse, the damage typically isn’t covered by homeowner’s insurance,” noted Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the NPMA. “Because the extent of termite destruction isn’t immediately noticeable, it’s crucial to take preventative steps at every stage of homeownership.”

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Termite Infestations

Termites are incredibly destructive. Each new season can cause different colonizing behavior; in a warmer year, millions can swarm where previously there weren’t any termites. These bugs often go unnoticed, and residents typically don’t recognize a termite infestations until it’s too late. Termites are best known for eating wood, but they’ll also destroy paper products, cardboard boxes, and furniture. Even if the exterior of your house isn’t made of wood, you can still be affected by termites. Just about every building has wooden doors, window frames, support beams, cabinets, and shelving.

Termite Infestation Warning Signs

Some indications you may have a termite infestation:

  • A temporary swarm of winged insects in your home or from the soil around your home.
  • Any cracked or bubbling paint or frass (shaved wood particles created as they destroy wood).
  • Wood that sounds hollow when tapped.
  • Mud tubes on exterior walls, wooden beams, or in crawl spaces.
  • Discarded wings from swarmers.

Certified Green Pest Control

Our new GreenPro designation means that we comply with the procedures and systems established by the NPMA’s GreenPro Committee to ensure that our customers receive responsible, eco-effective service.

Termite Exterminator Services

Termite prevention and elimination is no job for amateurs. If you have them, you’re almost certainly going to need professional help to get rid of them.
Call Anderson Pest Solutions today for a free estimate.

Certified, Trained Pest Control Technicians

Every technician’s background is checked
Every technician is screened for drugs
Intensive initial training
Recurring monthly and annual training
Certification required for continued advancement

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Professional Termite Inspections

Moisture-damaged homes, particularly those that have weathered ice, snow and rain during the winter, are prime termite targets. Once these pests enter the structure, they inflict continuous damage. The NPMA encourages consumers to obtain termite inspections or a wood-destroying organism (WDO) inspection during the home buying process, and every 1-3 years while living in the home. Termite inspectors are trained to recognize signs of current or past infestations. They will also look for any conditions in the home that may attract termites in the future.

Whether you’ve owned your home for 20 years or are new to homeownership, the NPMA offers the following termite-prevention tips:

  • Keep basements, attics and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
  • Repair leaking faucets and water pipes in the home, as well as AC units located outside.
  • Repair roof corners, eaves, and rotted roof shingles.
  • Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around basement foundations and windows.
  • Direct water away from structures through properly functioning downspouts, gutters, and splash blocks.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet away from homes and 5 inches off the ground.
  • Avoid using wood timbers in landscaping, and keep wood mulch at least 15 inches from the foundation.

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Anderson guarantees complete satisfaction.

As our client, if you are not satisfied with our services, we will return to your home or business and diligently work to solve the problem as soon as possible. If the pest problem is not solved to your satisfaction, we will keep working until you are completely satisfied with our pest treatment.

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At Anderson Pest Solutions, we protect your home against the disease and damage that can be caused by common pests.