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A swarm of termites on rotten wood.
TERMITES

Termites. It’s incredible to witness the damage such a small creature can inflict. With an amenable climate for these pests, Texas is highly prone to termites and the infestations that can come with them. They can eat your home from the inside out, causing problems that can start as cosmetic and wind up as structural. Three species inhabit Texas, winged termites, subterranean termites, and dry termites being the most prolific. The best way to know if your home is safe is to get a professional inspection. We recommend having your home inspected by a professional once a year. We also offer 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! Schedule a FREE Inspection, we’d be happy to help ensure termites never threaten 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 the damage such a small creature can inflict. With an amenable climate for these pests, Texas is highly prone to termites and the infestations that can come with them. They can eat your home from the inside out, causing problems that can start as cosmetic and wind up as structural. Three species inhabit Texas, winged termites, subterranean termites, and dry termites being the most prolific. The best way to know if your home is safe is to get a professional inspection. We recommend having your home inspected by a professional once a year. We also offer 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! Schedule a FREE Inspection, we’d be happy to help ensure termites never threaten 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.

DON’T BUG ME WASPS!

Wasps. Few insects can elicit as quick of a flight response as a big hornet’s nest. They’re pervasive across Texas and pack a painful sting. Yellow Jackets, Paper Wasps, Baldfaced Hornets, and Cicada Killers are all common in Texas. With the Cicada Killer excluded, these beasts are protective of their homes and will often attack with little to no provocation. Wasps are typically categorized into social and isolated categories, and the Cicada Killer is the only isolated wasp on our list. This wasp lives alone, burrowing into the ground to make a place to bring its prey (cicadas) so that its young can feed on them. They don’t share the same predilection for aggression, nor are they territorial like their social cousins. Although the females have the ability to sting, it is highly unlikely to be stung by one, unless stepped on or handled. The rest of the wasps are another story.

Wasps can inflict multiple stings.

Unlike bees, these flying insects don’t lose their stinger and are capable of stinging multiple times—which leaves a potential for multiple stings in close proximity as the wasps attack their prey. This can be especially painful if you find yourself on the receiving end of an attack. You’ll find nests on eaves, in trees, in attics—really anywhere they can find respite from the weather. Yellow Jackets will often build nests deep into attic spaces and other entry points, making removal difficult. To add to the difficulty, these nests can grow for years and produce thousands of wasps.  Wasps are best handled by professionals, like the team at 855Bugs. We’d be happy to find the best course of action during a free inspection and offer services like our Don’t Bug Me Plan to ensure that wasps will no longer be a source of worry. 

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!

Wasps in Waco TX

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