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Termite Control Near Me in Bloomington IL

Fox Pest Control is proud to offer our professional termite pest control services to the residents of Bloomington, IL.

Our highly trained and experienced termite exterminators are experts in the field of termite control and are dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible service.

Our termite control services include:

  • A thorough inspection of your home to identify the source of the problem.
  • A customized treatment plan to target the specific needs of your property.
  • Follow-up visits to ensure that the problem is being effectively controlled.

If you are concerned about termites, or if you have already seen evidence of them in your home, call Fox PC today. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and schedule a free consultation.

We look forward to helping you get rid of your termite problem and keeping your home safe from these destructive pests.

Termite Treatment using Sentricon®

The Sentricon system is a highly effective method of termite treatment that is used by our Fox PC professionals. The baits are specifically designed to take advantage of the termite's foraging habits, and they are successful at eliminating the entire termite colony.

The Sentricon termite system has also been recognized by the EPA for having environmentally responsible chemistry. This system is also very discreet, so you don’t have to worry about unsightly equipment or chemicals being used on your property.

If you are interested in learning more about the Sentricon system, or any of our other pest control services, contact Fox Pest Control today. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and schedule a free consultation.

Common Facts About Termites in Bloomington, IL

Termites are small, wood-destroying insects that can cause a lot of damage to your home if they are not properly controlled.

There are three main types of termites in Bloomington, IL: drywood termites, damp wood, and subterranean termites.

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Drywood termites

Drywood termites get their name from the fact that they live in dry wood and do not need contact with the ground to survive. These termites usually nest in dead trees or branches, but they can also infest the wood in your home.

Dampwood termites

Dampwood termites are found in damp or wet wood. They often infest wood that has been damaged by water, such as leaky roofs or plumbing leaks. Dampwood termites can also be found in wood that is not properly seasoned or treated.

Subterranean termites

Subterranean termites live in the soil and build underground tunnels to reach their food source: the wood in your home. Subterranean termites can cause a lot of damage very quickly, so it is important to have them controlled as soon as possible.

Termite Control & Termite Exterminator Near Me in Bloomington, IL

If you are concerned about termites, call Fox Pest Control today. Our inspectors will come to your home and check for any signs of these destructive pests.

If we find any evidence of termites, we will develop a customized treatment plan to eliminate the problem.

Call us at (855) FOX-PEST to learn more about our Bloomington pest control services.

Fox Pest Control provides Bloomington termite treatment near you. Each year, termites cause an estimated $5 billion in property damage. These tiny pests form in large colonies and can cause serious damage to your Bloomington-area home. If you’re seeing them in your home or around your property, you definitely should get a free termite inspection right away. The longer you wait, the more time termites will have to damage your Bloomington-area house. If you already know you need termite treatment right away, contact us now for same day* termite control service from our certified Bloomington, IL termite exterminators. After all, you’ve invested a lot in your home. Don’t let it be ruined by an infestation of tiny wood-eating bugs. There are many species of termites that could be invading and damaging everything from your home’s exterior to the foundation. It can be very difficult to get rid of termites. They eat wood from the inside out, making damage difficult to detect. There’s a strong chance they’re damaging more than you initially see. It’s best to get professional help from an experienced termite company near you. Contact the termite control professionals at Fox and we’ll get to work providing Bloomington-area termite treatment.

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Signs of a Termite Infestation in Bloomington, IL

You might already know you need a termite treatment, but here are the most common signs termite exterminators look for in homes near Bloomington, IL.

Mud Tubes / Mud Tunnels

Termites use these cylinder-shaped pathways to travel along exposed areas while foraging for food. These might look like branches of dried mud attached to the side of poles, house foundations, metal fences, and other places.

Swarmers

Swarmers are winged termites that a well-established colony produces once or twice every year. They can be easily mistaken for winged ants, but if you see swarmers in your home it’s a sure sign you have a termite colony nearby.

Discarded Wings

After their initial flight, the swarmers lose their wings. These can be found virtually anywhere, as termites are poor flyers and may land anywhere the wind takes them. They are most commonly found near the colony.

Wood Damage

Since termites eat wood from the inside out, damage is difficult to detect. It might show as bubbling wallpaper or hollow and weakened wood.

Free Bloomington, IL Termite Inspections Near You

After you contact us, one of our certified technicians will provide you with a free same day* termite inspection and estimate. We’ll then provide you with a customized termite control plan for your Bloomington home.

Things You Need to Know About Bloomington-Area Termites

Length: Termites are usually between ¼-inch to ½-inch long.

Appearance: Their antennas come straight out of their heads and their bodies are soft. Termite coloration ranges from white to light brown in color. Both carpenter ants and termites have two pairs of wings, making it easy to confuse them.

Termite Species: There are around 2,000 known termite species in the world. However, there are a few that are common in the U.S. and pose the largest threat to Bloomington-area homeowners: 

  • Dampwood termites: These termites infest wood with a high moisture content, hence the name. As long as your home is dry and sound, they will usually stay away.
  • Drywood termites: Typically, drywood termites live in warm climates, this invasive species does not require contact with soil. They will build nests in attics, roof materials, and walls. Although they do not need as much moisture as other termites, drywood termites will usually build near water sources, such as leaky pipes in your walls.
  • Formosan termites: Often referred to as “super termites”, Formosan termites are the most aggressive termite species and form massive underground colonies. They will chew through wood, flooring, and even wallpaper.
  • Subterranean termites: These termites are found in every state in the continental United States and live in moist secluded areas in colonies of up to 2 million members. They are by far the most destructive termite species in the U.S.

Termite Job Duties: In each termite species, there are three different castes or classes. Castes are separated by duties and appearance. It takes a lot of work to run a termite colony! 

  • Workers: Worker termites collect food for the colony. They build and maintain structures like mud tubes and nests, meaning these are the termites that cause structural damage to your home. These generally look more like larvae.
  • Soldiers: Soldier termites have the heavy responsibility of defending the nest. Ants pose the biggest threat to the colony, so termites go after ants more than other pests. While a soldier’s body looks similar to a worker’s, their heads and mandibles are bigger, making it easier for them to attack.
  • Alates (Flying Termites): Alates have the potential to be kings or queens of new termite colonies. They don’t actually cause damage, but seeing these winged termites is a sure sign there is a colony close by. These flying termites have dark exoskeletons and two sets of long wings.

Helpful Termite Prevention Tips:

  • Pile wood at least 20 feet away from the house
  • Reduce moisture in and around the home
  • Trim trees and bushes at least 1 foot away from the house and 2 feet away from each other
  • Clean up wood and plant debris around the house

We Proudly Use Sentricon® to Eliminate Termites in Bloomington, IL

The Sentricon® system is like no other termite treatment near Bloomington, IL. It uses termites’ very nature — their constant foraging in search of food — against them. Worker termites find the bait in the Sentricon® stations while foraging, and share it with the queen and other colony members. Sentricon® stops the process of molting, which ultimately affects the queen/reproduction and kills the workers. The colony of termites then crumbles and is eliminated.

Installation

After a technician inspects your property, bait stations are placed around your home. Utilizing Always Active™ technology, the Recruit® HD bait is immediately available. In-ground stations have a visible service cover only opened by a special key.

Forging

Preferring the bait nearly 10 times more than wood, worker termites discover and quickly share their new “food” source within the colony. Noviflumuron is the active ingredient in Sentricon®. Noviflumuron prevents termites from maturing through molting.

Elimination

Unable to molt, termites die. And when the colony dies, the queen isn’t too far behind. Like a captain going down with the ship, despite her resolve to survive, there’s just no hope.

Protection

Imagine 24/7, worry-free protection now and well into the future. All it takes is your original bait stations and ongoing service from a Fox Pest Control technician. For what it’s worth, Bloomington termites prefer you opt out of this offering.

Benefits of Our Termite Treatment Plan:

No digging or trenching

No digging or trenching

No structural drilling

No structural drilling

No need to treat the soil

No need to treat the soil

No scheduling hassles

No scheduling hassles

How Do I Get Rid of Termites Near Bloomington, IL?

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Think you have a termite problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (618) 228-3795 or email us for a free quote.

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We’ll schedule same day* termite control service with one of our certified technicians.

Receive Service

Your technician will conduct a thorough termite inspection of your home/property and provide a customized termite treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.

Get a Report

You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain termite free.

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Fox Pest Control provides termite control services in Bloomington, IL and the surrounding areas, including:

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FAQs About Termite Control Near You

Why do I need professional termite treatment?

Termite damage is not covered by home insurance, and treating termites on your own is a daunting and monumental task. Finding termite damage can be very difficult, as it is usually out of sight. Our free termite inspection is a great opportunity to let the pros find the damage for you.

Fox Pest Control technicians have the tools and equipment necessary to perform thorough inspections and apply environmentally responsible products that will control the termites for good.

Are termite treatments complicated?

Professional termite exterminators train thoroughly to receive the proper certifications and approvals to perform termite treatment procedures.

Can I get rid of termites by myself?

It’s not a good idea to try to get rid of termites on your own. Non-professional efforts to get rid of termites easily waste time and money.

Termite exterminators require thorough training and experience before Fox will send them to treat your home. Some termite treatments require drilling, digging, tens or even hundreds of gallons of termiticides and years of specialized training and experience.

What are the signs of termites?

The most common signs of termites include:
seeing termite mud tunnels is a sign of a termite infestation in Bloomington
Mud tunnels, or mud tubes. Termites mix dirt with their saliva and create these tunnels to travel from one place to another without exposure to predators or the elements.

winged termites in Bloomington fly out of the nest, usually around springtime, but sometimes year-round
Swarmers. These are winged termites that fly out of the nest, usually around spring but sometimes year-round. A mature termite queen produces these to create new termite colonies elsewhere.
Subterranean Termite Damage
Wood damage. Termites can eat anything made of cellulose, including wallpaper, furniture, and even books. The image below shows typical damage caused by subterranean termites.

Helpful Hint: Termites only stay inside the wood and don’t breach to the surface. That means you’ll have to check for hollowness by tapping around window and door frames and listening for a hollow sound.
Contact the Pros. Fox Pest Control can positively identify the presence of termites in your Bloomington home.

How much damage can termites do?

Every year, termites cause an average of $5 billion in damage repair costs to homes throughout the country — and none of those damages are covered by insurance. Millions of homes are affected by termites every year.

How long can termites hide in a home?

Termites can remain undetected in a house for as many as 8-10 years.

Do termites sleep?

Termites don’t sleep at all, although they might slow down or stop if the temperature is cold enough. In the right conditions, they are able to eat at a home constantly, 24/7.

Are termites beneficial to the environment?

In the wild, termites eat damaged and rotting wood and help return the nutrients and chemicals that are locked inside dead wood back into the earth. Without wood-eating insects like termites, the world would literally suffocate under the amount of dead plant material in it.

Do termites prevent forest fires?

Termites help prevent fires in some ways. Termites help clean up dead plant material like dead trees and fallen logs before it begins to decompose.

When dead plant material piles up, humidity and bacteria slowly increase inside the heap. Eventually, these natural compost piles get hot and dry and spontaneously burst into flame.

How do you tell the difference between an ant and a termite?

Wings: Ants have four wings of different lengths, with the front wings being longer than the hind wings. Termites have four wings of the same length.

Antenna: Ant antennae have an elbow bend in the middle. Termites have straight antennae that look like a string of beads.

The “Waist”: Ant bodies have a thin “waist” where the abdomen connects to the rest of the body. Termites have a thick “waist” that makes it look like it doesn’t have a waist.

Termite Swarmer vs Winged Ant

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