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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.

WILDLIFE CONTROL IN WACO, TEMPLE, BELTON, AND SURROUNDING AREAS

855Bugs is your leading expert in wildlife pest control and removal.

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. Raccoons, skunks, armadillos, foxes, squirrels, opossums, and moles 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.

These kinds of wildlife carry with them a wide variety of dangers to both your home and your health. When these animals find a way into your home, many threats arise. Some of the most common problems include:

  • Chewing through wires causing fire dangers
  • Chewing through drywall causing property damage
  • Disturbing noises in the walls and attic
  • Disease exposure from droppings
  • Dead smells from dying in your walls or attic
  • Creating entry points for other rodents or pests
  • Armadillos burrow under foundations and driveways causing potential structural damage
  • Moles burrow and tunnel throughout lawns negating all your hard work to win the coveted “yard of the month” title

There is certainly NO place in your home for these guys (no…not even that storage shed in the backyard). At the first signs of wildlife taking up residence in or around your home, it’s imperative that you enlist the help of professional wildlife exterminators asap! Wildlife and pest control should never be attempted on your own. Attempting to trap or capture these creatures introduces new dangers like bites from rabies-infected raccoons and skunks. 

With the proper tools and extensive, ongoing training, 855Bugs is more than equipped to handle your wild animal removal. We’ll start with a thorough and free inspection to determine the extent of your problem and pinpoint any entry points. From there, we’ll make a game plan to seal up any potential entry points and remove the wildlife that has already found a way in to your home. We can even get rid of “dead smells” from wildlife that have died within your walls or attic. From wildlife exclusion to live trapping, 855Bugs is here to help! 

If you’ve landed on this page, you’re likely already experiencing problems with Texas wildlife and are looking for a top notch wildlife removal professional. Animal removal can be a tricky process, but the professionals at 855Bugs are happy to come to the rescue! Schedule a free inspection today!

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!