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A swarm of termites on rotten wood.

TERMITES

Termites. It’s incredible to witness what kind of damage such a small creature can inflict. With an amenable climate for these pests, Texas is considered an environment highly prone to termites and the infestations that can come with them. These insects can eat your home from the inside out, causing problems that can start as cosmetic and wind up as structural. There are a few different species that inhabit Texas, winged termites, subterranean termites, and dry termites being the most prolific. Each of these can cause problems, and the best way to know if your home is safe is to have a professional inspection. Thankfully 855Bugs provides peace of mind with our Free Inspection. It’s recommended to have your home inspected at least once a year by a professional, and if you’re considering building a new home, we’d be happy to talk to you about our pre-construction treatments that help ward off termites from day one. 855Bugs has been helping people in the Waco and Temple area manage termites for over 10 years! Give us a call, and we’d be happy to help ensure termites are never a threat to your home or livelihood. 

A swarm of termites on rotten wood.

BED BUGS

Bed bugs are often the most dreaded bug infestation in the eyes of the general public. If you’re terrified of bed bugs entering your home, you’re not alone! Let’s take a look at bed bugs: their appearance, their behaviors, myths, prevention, and, the topic everyone wants to know about, bed bug treatment.

A swarm of termites on rotten wood.

RODENTS

Mice, rats, and other rodents are extremely resourceful and persistent creatures. Did you know a mouse can squeeze through an opening as small as ½ inch? And, don’t think you’re safe because that hole is only ¼ inch. They can easily chew through many surfaces to make that hole large enough to sneak through. Rats are excellent swimmers. While it certainly doesn’t happen often, rats can swim through sewer lines and wind up in your toilet bowl.

WHAT'S BUGGING YOU?

Click on a pest below and read what they’re about and what you can do yourself to prevent them from bugging you.

A swarm of termites on rotten wood.

TERMITES

Termites. It’s incredible to witness what kind of damage such a small creature can inflict. With an amenable climate for these pests, Texas is considered an environment highly prone to termites and the infestations that can come with them. These insects can eat your home from the inside out, causing problems that can start as cosmetic and wind up as structural. There are a few different species that inhabit Texas, winged termites, subterranean termites, and dry termites being the most prolific. Each of these can cause problems, and the best way to know if your home is safe is to have a professional inspection. Thankfully 855Bugs provides free inspections and peace of mind with our Don’t Bug Me Plan. It’s recommended to have your home inspected at least once a year by a professional, and if you’re considering building a new home, we’d be happy to talk to you about our pre-construction treatments that help ward off termites from day one. 855Bugs has been helping people in the Waco and Temple area manage termites for over 10 years! Give us a call, and we’d be happy to help ensure termites are never a threat to your home or livelihood. 

A swarm of termites on rotten wood.

BED BUGS

Bed bugs are often the most dreaded bug infestation in the eyes of the general public. If you’re terrified of bed bugs entering your home, you’re not alone! Let’s take a look at bed bugs: their appearance, their behaviors, myths, prevention, and, the topic everyone wants to know about, bed bug treatment.

A swarm of termites on rotten wood.

RODENTS

Mice, rats, and other rodents are extremely resourceful and persistent creatures. Did you know a mouse can squeeze through an opening as small as ½ inch? And, don’t think you’re safe because that hole is only ¼ inch. They can easily chew through many surfaces to make that hole large enough to sneak through. Rats are excellent swimmers. While it certainly doesn’t happen often, rats can swim through sewer lines and wind up in your toilet bowl.

WHAT'S BUGGING YOU?

Click on a pest below and read what they’re about and what you can do yourself to prevent them from bugging you.

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If you’ve lived in Texas for any length of time, you are surely aware of all of the different kinds of wildlife Texas has to offer. Rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons, and opossums can cause quite a bit of damage to your home and/or property. Yes, some of these critters can definitely find a way into the walls or attic of your home and sometimes even into your living spaces!

We see an uptick in animal removal calls as temperatures begin to cool. In the colder months, Texas wildlife begin looking for warm places to stay, as well as food and water sources. Like us, they want and need to stay warm. However, this certainly doesn’t mean your home is only at risk during the colder seasons. If these critters can gain access to your home, they will do so any time of year.

WILDLIFE TRIVIA

A mouse stands on it's hind legs leaning on a wooden pillar and looking up.

HOW LONG CAN MICE LIVE WITHOUT WATER?

Mice get the majority of their hydration from their food. They can go up to a month without drinking any water!

An image of the silhouette of a rat in a pipe with the words Did You Know overlayed on the photo.

WHAT ATTRACTS RATS THE MOST?

Rats are attracted to spaces that house all of their needs in close proximity. That means if your property provides shelter along with easy access to food and water, the rats may consider taking up residence with you.

A mother opossum sits on a log with four baby opossums on top of her.

How long can a opossum play opossum?

 “Playing Opossum” is actually an involuntary reaction similar to fainting. This reaction causes the animal to seize up, foam at the mouth, and discrete a foul odor to deter predators. They can remain in this position for up to four hours.

How fast can raccoons run? A closeup image of a raccoons face.

HOW FAST CAN RACCOONS RUN?

Raccoons can run up to 15 miles per hour. What’s your personal record?

An image of two squirrels in a tree stump with two more squirrels in the background.

WHAT'S A SQUIRREL'S FAVORITE FRUIT?

Squirrels love tomatoes. (Yes, they can and do affect your garden. They also will just take a bite out of one and not eat the whole thing.)

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YOUR #1 PEST CONTROL PROVIDER

855Bugs is the best pest control company in Waco and Temple as voted by Locals Love Us! Let us worry about pests, so you can focus on what’s most important to you! So, what are you waiting for? To get started with the Don’t Bug Me Plan, give 855Bugs a call. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have and get your initial treatment scheduled! We proudly serve Waco, Temple, Belton, Harker Heights, Killeen, Copperas Cove, Gatesville AND surrounding areas. When the stakes are high, trust 855Bugs!