Let's start with a brief introduction to Evansville, Indiana. It is located on the West-Central border of the state along the mighty Ohio River. It is home to 116,372 people and is known as "Indiana's river city."
Evansville is home to the University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana. It houses many locally owned restaurants. One cultural aspect that makes Evansville unique is its German Heritage, which can be seen in places like Babler Park and Mesker Amphitheater.
General Pest Control Rates
$185 Initial then $22 Monthly*
Service performed Quarterly
Each Service is $66
Ants, Fleas, Spiders(excluding Brown Recluse), Crickets, Wasps, Centipedes, Oriental Roaches, Silverfish + more
$185 Initial then $39.50 a Month*
Service performed Bi-Monthly
Each Service is $79
Ants, Fleas, Spiders (including Brown Recluse), Crickets, Wasps, Centipedes, Oriental Roaches, German Roaches, Silverfish, Mice, Rats and more
$185 Initial then $66 Monthly*
Service performed Monthly
Ants, Fleas, Spiders (including Brown Recluse), Crickets, Wasps, Centipedes, Oriental Roaches, German Roaches, Silverfish, Mice, Rats, mosquitoes, moles and more
$600** Initial then $79 Monthly*
Service performed Monthly
Ants, Fleas, Spiders, Crickets, Wasps, Centipedes, Oriental Roaches, Silverfish, Mice, Rats, Termites, Mosquitoes, moles, Bed Bugs(preventative) and more
* Homes larger than 2500 square feet may have a higher rate, extra structures on property can be added for an additional charge.
** Homes larger than 180 linear feet will have a higher initial cost.
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What is the difference between termites and ants?
We hear these questions frequently, especially during the spring and summer months. While there are several physical differences that can help you to distinguish one from another, there is no simple answer that always works. Sometimes the best way to tell which of our small insect friends you have at your property is through their behaviors.
Before we begin, let's clear up the most common misconception: termites and ants are not insects. Insects have three body parts, six legs (some with wings) and antennae. Termites and ants share many characteristics with the rest of the insect world, but they also possess some key differences that give them their own place in the taxonomic order: Hymenoptera .
This order is divided into sawflies, wasps, bees and ants.
* lack a waist (constantly hold their abdomen at a right angle to the rest of their body),
* have straight antennae that are extremely long and stick-like or "elbowed", * molt without wings, * eat wood
* have a waist (abdomen is tucked under the thorax), * have antennae that are bent at an elbow or kinked at the end, * have six legs with two-claws on each foot, * molt with their wings still attached to their body, * eat a variety of foods including meats, sugars and seeds
There are some basic physical features to help you distinguish between the two insects. As mentioned earlier, termites have straight antennae that are extremely long and stick-like or "elbowed". Their abdomen is usually held at a constant right angle from their thorax (the middle body part).
Yikes Pest Control Company - Proactive prevention Services
Why wait until you have active termites?
Let's face it; most people don't like bugs, but termites are particularly scary. Fortunately, there are proactive prevention services for termites that will keep your home termite-free.
With our Advanced termite baiting system, you can add another level of protection to your home. It's a great way to get rid of termites and prevent future infestations.
Termites live in colonies and build interconnected tunnels, called mud tubes, that not only connect the colony but also allow them access into your home where they will cause extensive damage over time.
Good news, you don't have to live with termites in Evansville and surrounding areas. Yikes Pest Control baiting system works in three ways:
1) We drill small holes into the ground where we place active bait stations that lure and kill termites in their natural habitat;
2) we monitor the active and passive baits annualy to ensure they are working properly. If so, great, if not, we replace them with fresh ones.
3) If activity is found, we re-treat the area and add more bait. By engaging in proactive prevention services for termites, you can feel confident knowing your home is protected.
These termite baiting systems are not only environmentally friendly but also provide a degree of termite protection that you won't find with any other service.
By using these three systems together you get maximum termite protection . Since the Termite Prep technicians perform regular inspections, you are likely to get rid of termites before they cause serious damage. When picking a pest control company, call Yikes Pest Control.
How to tell if termites are active in your house.
Termites are known to be the most destructive insect pest of wood, because these insects can destroy your home. If you see active termites or swarmers around your house, then that's a clear indication that there are most likely active termites present in your house. But how do you know if the termites are still active?
Learn the signs of termite activity in Evansville…
Termites feed on wood and other cellulose materials. So, whatever material is present in your house, be it wood or paper or furniture, termites can attack these materials and feed on them.
This is the reason why you can hardly locate where they are feeding as termites eat away from their feeding place too! They just leave a thin layer of timber to give an impression that the timber is intact.
1) Foundation issues:
The first sign of termite activity in your house is an uneven foundation as the wooden structure present in your house may have been attacked by these termites from underneath and may lead to a wavy foundation structure.
If you have noticed these signs, then it is time for you to take action against these termites. But if you find the problem too late, then it may lead to big cracks or major foundation damage. The best way to know about this is by hiring a professional Pest Control Company!
2) : Damaged cellulose material
Termites are generally known to feed on wood, but did you know that they can feed on any cellulose material? This is one of the signs of termite activity. If you see some holes or tunnels in your books or furniture, then it's a clear indication that these insects have probably eaten away the wood from inside.
3) Mud tubes:
If you notice mud tubes on your wall or wood, then it is also a sign of termite activity. These are nothing but "tunnels" created by these insects to reach the surface in order to get their food and water. This tunneling can cause severe damage to your house structure if not controlled immediately.
Unfortunately, they are often found in crawlspaces, garages, in between window sills, and doorframes. It's important to get rid of them as soon as possible if you do not want them to damage your house structure.
The best way is to hire a professional Pest Control Company for this job!
If there are active termites in your house, then you might observe swarmers around the house. Swarmers are nothing but adult termites, which come out of their existing colonies in summer for mating purpose.
If they find the right material to feed on (wood) near your house, then they can create a new colony there. They generally fly during the peak hours of dusk.
The best way to confirm this is by hiring a professional Pest Management Company in Evansville who will help you!
If you see some tiny black wings all over your house, then it's a clear indication that there are swarmers around your place. But these swarmers can also be found even if the termite activity is not seen. looking for pest control in Evansville? Call or text Yikes Pest Control.
Yikes Pest Control is a one-stop shop for all insect control and pest control needs. We offer general pest control quality service, mosquito and tick treatment, bed bugs, termite protection and more. Our goal is to make sure that your business or home stays bug free and pest free without any hassle on your end! Dependable and quality Service!
Yikes Pest Control services how are termites treated in Evansville, Indiana?
At Yikes Pest we primarily use the Advance Termite Baiting system do to its minimal environmental impact, but we also have several other effective solutions to ensure your home is protected. If you think you have a pest problem, call or text us today and we will send out a highly skilled state certified technicians today.
Yike Pest Control - How to get rid of termites
See above for more information on our termite pest control services.