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How do I know if I have termites or flying ants?
To an untrained eye, it's difficult to tell termites and flying ants apart. But this list makes it easy for you to differentiate between a termite and a flying ant.



Winged Ants

• Often several times larger than Winged Termites
• Elbowed antennae
• Three distinct body segments, with very slim waists
• Front wings are much longer than back ones



Winged Termites

• Straight antennae
• No waistline
• Wings are long and of equal length
• Termites break off their wings after flight; ants do not


How do I know if my home has termites?
While a great deal of termite damage can go undetected, some of the common signs of termite infestation include the following:
• Swarming termites
• Accumulation of wings on window or door sills
• Mud tubing on wooden structures
• Damaged wood which appears bubbled and/or is easily punctured or broken

Does Reed Exterminating offer a guarantee? No guarantee not this one
Yes. Reed Exterminating has a written, pest-free, money-back guarantee. If you're not completely satisfied, Reed Exterminating will refund you the cost of service. So, your ants, roaches, bees, spiders, termites, rodents - whatever is bugging you - will be a thing of the past, or it's on us.

Does Reed Exterminating offer other services besides pest control?
Yes. Reed Exterminating offers other services including: Pretreatments(soil treatments), termite treatments, WDIR Reports(termite clearance letters),moisture treatments, mold inspections, also a certified Hud inspector

Are Reed Exterminating technicians certified or licensed?
Yes, all Reed Exterminating technicians are certified or licensed with the state. Reed Exterminating's trained technicians are constantly being educated on the latest technology and safety precautions through ongoing classroom training programs. The reason we can stand behind our work is because Reed Exterminating stands behind our workers.

Is your pest treatment going to harm my family or pets?
All of Reed Exterminating's pest-control methods are acceptable for use around humans and pets.

How do I keep ants out of my home?
There are many things you can do to prevent ants from invading your home. First, you should always keep food in sealed containers and clean up any spills immediately. Always keep bushes and plants trimmed and properly spaced away from your home. Mulch will attract ants so it is a good idea to replace it with gravel. Inspect windows and doors to ensure they are properly sealed/caulked.

How did I get bed bugs?
Bed bugs seemingly appear out of nowhere. They are considered hitchhikers, typically transported via luggage, clothing, beds, furniture, etc from countries where they are more prevalent such as Asia, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, or Central/South America. Besides traveling, other high-risk circumstances involve purchasing or using secondhand mattresses, box springs and furniture, and hotels, motels and apartments that rely on constant occupant turnover

How can I prevent crawling insects from invading my home?
Seasonal Tips
Move firewood piles away from the house
Slope soil away from the foundation to minimize water accumulation next to the house
Cut back trees and shrubs that touch or overhang the house. Trees touching the house serve as a highway for ants, squirrels and other pests that would like to share your home with you.
Make sure that gutters flow freely and drain away from the house.
Minimize moisture in crawl spaces by installing a vapor barrier to prevent wood rot and termite damage.
Replace rotted railroad ties.
Remove rotted tree stumps.

How can I reduce my risk from mosquitoes on my property?
Reed Exterminating will work with you by offering tips to help you protect against mosquitoes. These include landscape modifications, pointing out drainage problems, and recommending you replace standing water in such places as bird baths, flower pots, unfiltered pools, fountains, and anywhere else water lays stagnant.

How is Lyme disease transmitted?
Over 75% of reported cases of Lyme disease are contracted from a tick encountered on an individual's own property. When ticks feed on the blood of infected mice, they become carriers of Borrelia Burgdorferi, the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease.



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