Termite Awareness Week: What Do Termites Look Like?March 13, 2019

Termites can be found in over 70 countries around the world. And they are showing up in MASSIVE numbers. As a matter of fact, they outnumber humans 10 to 1! There are few different types of termites; however, the termites we encounter most often in the St. Louis area are subterranean termites. As a prefix, “sub” is used to describe something underneath or below. And that’s exactly where these termites live — underground in massive colonies that can contain upwards of 2 million members in one single colony! They build mud tubes or tunnels to gain access to their food sources — and these guys mean business when it comes to their food. The literally eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. (Cold temps in winter may give us a temporary respite from ants but your heat keeps your walls warm too — keeping any termites inside your walls comfy cozy no matter the season.) Imagine nearly 2 million of these guys eating your home round the clock, every single day of the week. It’s easy to see how they can do so much damage, right? For more information on termites and how Blue Chip tackles them, click here: https://www.bluechipexterminating.com/termite-control-services-st-louis/


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20:33 21 Jul 17
Tony came to my home and inspected for bugs. We suspected brown recluses and were correct. He informed me of their habits and what to expect and then did a thorough spray of two different chemicals and then glue traps to leave behind. He also left glue traps for me to use in his absence. I was Very pleased with how thorough and informative he was for me.
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22:35 11 Jul 17
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14:25 24 Oct 17
I have had a few interactions with Blue Chip. After purchasing a 20+ year old home, we have discovered some insect and potential rodent problems. Blue Chip has come out on the same day, or within a day, to help address every concern. Each technician has been professional, courteous, and prompt. Thank you!
Kyle, Mary, Gwendolynn, Fletcher Chasteen
12:03 06 Sep 17
Antony is the best- he has helped me two years in a row. Personable yet professional. He really knows what he is doing and pays great attention to detail. I would've never known where the ants were coming from but he investigates until he finds the source. I like how blue chip has a 30 day guarantee in case any ants pop up after he leaves. Haven't had a problem with this though. Highly recommend this company!
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17:14 20 May 17
Awesome!!! Great experience from the start with my telephone communication and help from Vanessa. Well knowledgeable , professional and courteous technician. As a new customer, it is hard to be optimistic with what to expect. Jake was our technician. He treated us with respect. It was like he was part of the family. I HIGHLY recommend Blue Chip.
Pete Trefiletti
00:00 19 Jun 17
I manage an apartment complex that blue chip is contracted with. It started off rocky, due to lack of having the same technician that knew the ongoing issues. Now that we've had a consistent technician that comes to us bi-weekly it's been an amazing working relationship. Our technician is knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely helpful. Previously I was told to call a rival company for bedbug inspections as well, their inspector was more efficient too. We've had nothing but awesome experiences with all of their technicians and the billing department as well. Highly recommended in all aspects.
Ashley L
00:00 19 Apr 17
We had a rodent problem. We tried Orkin first, but they only left snap and glue traps around the house. The problem got worse, and they were hardly able to trap anything. Blue Chip's mouse bait took care of our rodent problem quickly, and was safe to use around our pets unlike the stuff you buy at the store. In my personal experience, the customer service representatives haven't always been the most helpful, but the technicians know what they are doing and totally make up for it. I've only seen a mouse once or twice since we started with blue chip, and they've always come right out to fix it for no additional charge.
Corinna Sanders
00:00 19 Aug 17
Great service they send out technicians every 6 months and then I don't have to worry. Highly recommend & all their staff are very nice & professional.
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00:00 19 Sep 17
We called today with ant and spider problems. The tech David was sent out by 10am and took care of both issues quickly and professionally!!!! He showed us where the problems were and took the time advising us what happened to cause these bug problems...We appreciate the excellent customer service David S. Gave us today!!
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00:00 19 Aug 17
I have been very happy with their service and products.
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00:00 19 Aug 17
Our service was great! Jake showed up on time, explained everything he was going to do and was very knowledgeable about everything. He then told us about the plans you offer and recommended how often we should get service and set it up. I would happily recommend this company to anyone.
Tiffany Kohne
00:00 19 Mar 17
Tony and Chris were absolutely amazing!!! Very professional and informed me of their plans during my initial visit. They left me with instructions on how to increase the effectiveness of their services. Will recommend Blue Chip for yearly maintainance for pest control, they give you the peace of mind that your home is taken care of in the area of pest control.
Angela Moore
17:34 09 Jan 18
These guys are EFFECTIVE, accommodating, friendly, and simply a pleasure to work with. They take care of our office and our home! We love them!
Christopher Young
23:23 14 Jan 18
Dave was very professional and thorough in treating our residence for pests. I highly recommend him and Blue Chip for your pest control needs.
Ken Miller
00:56 21 Jan 18
Dave Stout was our technician today, 2/20/18. Called ahead per my request and arrived on time. Very courtesous and friendly and organized. Got the treatment completed quickly, both inside and out. I am very happy with his service.Laurie Phillips
moscotty
19:49 20 Feb 18
Friendly and professional service! I have definitely noticed a difference (reduced amount) of bugs in our basement. Highly recommend their services!
Meaghan Goodman
14:58 28 Mar 18
This was only my second service but both technicians have been friendly, courteous, and thorough. They’ve taken time to explain things and make suggestions for the future. I’m very pleased that I made the change to Blue Chip Pest Services.
Karen Perrone
21:45 02 Apr 18
Blue chip representative Chris Emery was very helpful and knowledgeable. He explained what he was going to do and why. He suggested ways to better protect my house from pests such as clearing leaves and to consider using a dehumidifier in my cellar.
Jessica Sneed
20:02 10 Apr 18
Doug is phenomenal! He is friendly, gets the job done and always addresses our bug issues. I would highly recommend Blue Chip Services to any business!
Kathryn Frey
14:44 24 Apr 18
Tony was incredibly professional and knowledgeable. They were at my house in less than 24 hours! Top notch!
Doug Simpson
15:09 28 Apr 18
Very knowledgeable. Explained everything very thoroughly. Highly recommend.
Cindy Gaddis
20:15 24 May 18
Steve was professional and patiently answered the many questions I had. He did a very thorough job. Thank you for protecting myself & 2 cats from any pests!
Pamela Fritzius
14:39 02 Jun 18
Very professional and efficient, would highly recommend. They showed up on time and did a thorough review of the entire home for signs of pests. They gave suggestions for future prevention of pests.
Mark Wilkinson
12:20 07 Jun 18
Great friendly service! Very knowledgeable definitely recommended. Will use again! Ask for Steve!
Christina Bahr
18:20 16 Jun 18
Very knowledgeable, & quick service. Our tech Steven was very informative. Overall great experience, we look forward to our quartly service.
Michelle Hanock
13:48 03 Jul 18
Nate was awesome. Blue Chip came quickly (same day!) & Nate didn't try to oversell or even up sell, honestly. He spent about an hour going in & around everything & gave me suggestions on next steps. Super friendly & thorough. Loved them!
Rebecca Skinner
22:26 03 Jul 18
I’m very happy with blue chip! The staff are most knowledgeable & informative!
pat kersten
20:15 24 Jul 18
We have been EXTREMELY pleased with pest control from Blue Chip for over 20 years. There just awesome and very professional service techs. Thanks always for a job well done.Sincerely, Steve Dickinson
Steve Dickinson
14:44 22 Aug 18
Ok, been trying to kill a hornets nest for about a week. Spent approximately $20 on 4 different products. The nest was probably about 20 ft up the side of house between our chimney and roof. I sprayed at it almost every day, only one product really reached and I was able cover the nest with the foam twice during the week. The hornets made a little more movement but I never seen one hornet die. Came back to check the nest the next day and they were coming and going just as they had been. So I finally started calling around to find a hornet nest remover. Some company's wanted to sell me a package, the prices were around $500. I kept telling them I just want the hornets nest removed, they would not relinquish the treatment program. Some places I called never answered or I had leave a voicemail. Finally Blue Chip answered and I spoke to a Vanessa, this was on a Thursday. She sent me a email for me to send her some pictures to help her put together a quote. She called me back the next day with a price of $160. She also said their guy could be there between 4 and 6 that same day, and that he would call me 30 minutes out.The removalTony, called me around 5 and arrived around 530. Remember I could not even get the hornets to even get upset when I tried spraying them. Well, would not have believed it if I was not there to see it myself, but when Tony got out of his truck and we walked over to the fence that I had sprayed at the nest at least 5 times these hornets started dive bombing us to the point I got stung in the head. It was like the hornets knew why he was there. I then decided to watch from inside the house😊He suited up and with an array of tools he killed every hornet, showed me the nest that fell. He was very thourough, polite, best of all he was more than helpful in giving me product names and suggestions so that this does not happen again.Could not recommend a company moreNote:My daughter gave me a hard time afterward as I was talking about Tony like he was a super hero. I guess he kind of was, like Bat Man, the villains know who he is, and when he is coming near they attack, and instead of utility belt he had his utility truck😉 The super hero status was also enhanced from him being from South Africa and having cool bug story's he told my whole family in his South African accent. In either way, it was worth every penny👍
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14:18 08 Sep 18
Highly recommend! I am not one to normally write a review, but the customer service from Pest Control Technician Jake W. was great! Jake went above an beyond and I will continue to do business in the future because of Jake's willingness to educate us on brown recluse and how detailed he was when it came to treating our home. Blue Chip was not the cheapest out there, but I can see why after they treated my home like it was one of their own. Whoever reads this at Blue Chip, I highly recommend you utilize Jakes customer service and professionalism to train other techs. He is a huge asset to the company and look forward to working with him in the future.
Robert Gamblin
16:42 19 Sep 18
I just wanted to take a quick minute to email that our service technician Chris Emery is doing a fantastic job at our numerous locations. The professional pest control services that he performs at our numerous locations have been very effective. Blue Chip, and especially Chris, have received high praise during many of the audits performed at our facility. Lastly, I just want to say, "Job Well Done," to Chris and the Blue Chip staff. Thank you!!Shane M. StockOperations ManagerTank Trailer Cleaning, Inc.
Shane Stock
21:21 26 Sep 18
We were having a problem with wasps inside our home, so we called Blue Chip and they were able to send out a technician the same day. Very appreciative. We will be using them going forward.
Kim Boothman
20:54 06 Oct 18
I am an existing customer for the external service. Just had Joe come check our house after the family showed up with weird bites. Found some spiders and a beetle, but no infestations. Very courteous and helpful and showed me pictures and told me what to expect. HIGHLY RECOMMEND them!
Jeff Korte
15:39 09 Oct 18
Chris was very nice and professional. Did the job quickly and efficiently.
Mike A
15:44 25 Jan 19
Technicians are knowledgeable and friendly. They listen to any concerns I may have and offer solutions. I am glad I chose this company for my pest control needs.
CD Mo
17:12 26 Jan 19
The young man who came out to spray the yard was very courteous,and knowledgable. It is such a pleasure for an elderly person to beshown respect.I will always do business with you as long as you employ people who are comparable to Nate.Thank You.
Shirley Worley
15:41 04 Feb 19
After a lengthy absence of service we returned to Blue Chip for the buildings pest control. To date the issues with little visitors has drastically decreased. The techs have completed their rounds without disruption of the regular office activities. And since I am not taking daily calls or emails about mice I see this as a win-win!
Aj Fleming
21:09 07 Feb 19
Incredible customer service and very informative! Would recommend this company. Haven’t had the services yet but am looking forward to it!
Sam Mcbride
18:42 08 Feb 19
Friendly, professional and polite. Always asks if we have any additional issues or have seen anything above and beyond the norm. Takes the time to greet us.
Roy Wunsch
18:57 11 Feb 19
Very happy with the service they provide. Nate always checks in with me while he is here and is always willing to go the extra step to be sure we don't have any issues. An added plus is that he is very polite and respectful. Kuddo's to Blue Chip for snagging a great employee!
Terrie Jordan
15:41 21 Feb 19
Cory is awesome! He is also very professional and personable every time I see him. No complaints about the service either! I’m overall very happy with Blue Chip.
Ray Wehrle
22:39 25 Feb 19
Firehouse Subs Chesterfield, MOOur guy Cory Zimmerman does an outstanding, very thorough job.He always ask if we have any issues and clearly explains what maintenance and follow service he is performing. Friendly personality also. We have no complaints! 5 STAR! Tim Donahue Asst. Manager
Chesterfield Crossing 0684
16:05 26 Feb 19
Works fast and always courteous. When going into an occupied office he always knocks and asks if he can come in to spray. Also turns the lights out when he's done in the rooms unoccupied that he's sprayed. His consideration is much appreciated.
Mona Tahghighi
17:28 26 Feb 19
Cory is always so great when he comes to our store! He checks everything and always makes sure we don’t have any problems. (Which we never have) they have great technicians!
Matthew Bullard
17:33 26 Feb 19
Cory and the team at Blue Chip are PHENOMENAL! They have been working with us at STAGES for a number of years and it is truly a wonderful partnership. Professional, hardworking, fantastic at what they do, and above all some of the friendliest people I have had the privilege to work with. They are the best!
Andrew Kuhlman
22:14 27 Feb 19
Thank you for sending Chris out for our routine service! He was wonderful! Chris was friendly and very knowledgeable. He answered all my crazy questions with a smile! Thanks Chris!
Stacey Dixon
17:43 04 Apr 19
We are with Blue Chip for years and never had a problem. Customer service and technicians are very professional, friendly and accomodating. I highly recommend them.
Edda Reviol
00:21 03 Apr 19
They are VERY friendly and helpful!! They make sure when they leave you are satisfied and you knew everything that in that time. highly recommend!
mmwilson93
21:28 25 Apr 19
Very courteous and knowledgeable. Wish I would’ve called them years ago! I feel so much better knowing those dang pests aren’t coming back into my house.
Cori Dallas
02:10 27 Apr 19
Love blue chip pest control. They're there when you need them. They are ready to answer every question you have. Very reliable ( not easy to find ). Thanks to all of you guys!
flori r
01:14 02 May 19
Thank you Jake for giving me piece of mind regarding my mice issue. Very professional service - I will continue to use Blue Chip for all my pest control needs.
sharon conroy
15:54 24 Aug 19
Just wanted to say Thank you again for going above and beyond getting us on the schedule quickly. Our technician was super nice and informative. It was an overall good experience. We will continue to use Blue Chip every year.
Meagan Buol
23:30 12 Sep 19
Blue Chip has been an excellent service for us. Each of the exterminators who came out to do both inside and outside our house were kind and friendly and efficient and took the time to explain things to us. Our issue with mice is completely cleared up and has been since their second visit, and the number of insects in and around our home has decreased dramatically. I’d definitely recommend this service.
Kezia Nielsen
19:48 13 Sep 19
I have now had Blue Chip Pest Services at two different houses. The first house was an older home with lots of tiny openings for creepy crawlers and an attic that had uninvited visitor. Blue Chip was able to treat the attic and keep bugs and field mice out year round! My second house is a newer build and the thorough preventative service has ensured no problems. Matt H. is a very knowledgeable and thorough service provider.
John Fox
21:43 16 Sep 19
Would love to have Chris Emery as my full time tech. Very friendly and is very thorough in his work. I am very pleased with his service
Shane Bradley
18:47 25 Sep 19
Such an amazing company!! No mandatory contracts and so affordable!! The guys are always punctual and polite - they've take care of my moles, ants, wasps, voles and bird nests for me and it's been a truly reliable and awesome experience everytime. Their office employees always answer the phone and explain everything thoroughly. I could not recommend this company more for pest needs in JeffCo and the surrounding counties!! Definitely won't go elsewhere ever!
Jenny Belisle
19:11 01 Oct 19