Termites can be a danger to people and their homes. If you notice any signs of termites in your home or business, Premier Pest will help you eradicate the problem. Give us a call today for a free estimate on termite control in Columbus OH, Lexington KY, and the tri-state area around Portsmouth, OH.

Did You Know?

  • Termites are over 200 million years old and they are related to cockroaches.

  • Most termites live in areas where it is hot and wet. Small animals eat termites as snacks.

  • A few species of termites live in the United States

  • Termites colonies can have millions of members

  • Termite Colonies have a king and queen. The queen lays millions of eggs during her life

  • There are enough termites on Earth to weigh the equivalent of a full-grown cow!

  • Termites are known to build freestanding tubes of mud just to get to wood. The biggest termite tube that has been documented was over 12 foot long!

  • Termites never sleep; they work around the clock…24 hours a day.

  • Termites have been around longer than humans and even dinosaurs. They are estimated to be in existence for over 250 million years!

  • An average home with termites can contain multiple colonies of termites. With each colony containing up to a million termites, that’s a lot of termites!

  • Termites are nocturnal like bats and do not like the light. This is why they bury themselves underground, in mud tunnels and wood.

  • Alaska is the only state that does NOT have subterranean termites!

  • The queen termite can potentially lay 1 egg every 15 seconds. She can live to be 15-25 years old. That’s a lot of termites to be borne by one queen.

  • Worldwide, there are over 2,700 species of termites. There are over 40 know species that have been identified in the United States.

  • Termites are close relatives to roaches even though they resemble ants. Given the roles they play within their colonies, termites have been given the nickname of “social cockroaches”.

  • Termites’ primary source of food is wood; however, they will feed on books, paper, insulation and even swimming pools! This is why termites cause billions of dollars in damage for homeowners everywhere!

  • If you discover winged termites inside your home, you are almost certain to have an infestation that requires treatment.

  • Being that termite colonies can have one million members, it is no surprise that they can be found foraging in all different directions.

  • Since termites eat wood, books and paper, it is no wonder that they can cause major damage to an unprotected dwelling.

  • Not all damage by termites is through dwellings. Termites have also been known to damage food crops.

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Warning Signs of Termites

  • Any sign of mud-like tunnels in an irregular pattern

  • When termites eat wood, they only leave a thin layer on the surface

  • Swarmers: If you see a group of what may appear to be “flying ants” then that is considered to be a swarm.

  • You are more likely to see a swarm after it rains on warm days.

  • Mud Tunnels: Normal mud tunnels are the diameter of a pencil, but they can be bigger. The tunnels connect the nest to their food source, which is of course wood.

  • Subterranean termites construct different types of tubes or tunnels

  • Working tubes can be found on concrete and stone and go from the nest which is located in the ground to various food sources.

  • An exploratory tunnel will rise from the ground and go up in the air not being attached to anything.

  • Drop tubes go from the source of the food back to the ground.

  • Piles of wings: The swarmers will shed their wings. This is an indication of them entering into their next stage of life.

  • Live termites

  • Buckling paint or tiny holes in the wood.

  • Damaged wood

General Pest Control

At Bee Gone Pest Control, we provide a variety of extermination services for a wide range of pest, both for Residential and Commercial clients throughout Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. We are licensed and fully insured with over 30 years of experience in general pest control. We are state-certified to carry out residential and commercial applications so you can trust our knowledge and expertise.


At Bee Gone Pest Control, we make every effort to bring you the safest and most effective general pest control treatment. That’s why we are constantly upgrading our knowledge and techniques to keep ourselves up to date with the latest extermination methods.