Your Broken Arrow pest control company are experts, at dealing with termites and any other wood destroying insect. Termites are a wood destroying insect that feed upon the wood that we build our homes out of. Building materials of all different kinds and sorts contain cellulose and that can be very delectable to these insects. While in nature, they’re very helpful when eliminating dead trees, and other fallen branches, when they interfere with our buildings and homes they become a problem. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at termites, their life cycle, and what you and your Broken Arrow pest control company can do to protect yourself from these invading insects.
TERMITE SIGNS AND BROKEN ARROW PEST CONTROL
If you’re concerned about termite damage in your house, the first thing you need to know is what do the signs look like. In Oklahoma we have the eastern subterranean termite. As its name implies the termite stays underground year round. It is very susceptible to drying out, so it must stay underground where the air is much more humid. This termite does this by building mud tubes up the sides of buildings and trees in order to forage for food above ground. This way it can carry that humid air above ground and still do the things that needs to do. If you have seen mud tubes coming up the side of your foundation or anywhere inside your home then that could be a telltale sign that you have a problem with termites.
Sometimes termites find their way through cracks in the foundation and come up between the drywall. If they are inside a wall like this, you may never know that they’re there until they start to feed upon the drywall. As they do, they will eat the paper and the gypsum, and then eventually break through the other side. When they break through, they’ll use mud to fill in the hole protecting the humid air that they’re bringing from underground. It’s these holes and mud patches that we can see on the inside of my rooms. If you’re seeing these kinds of things than you know you have a problem with termites and it’s time to call your Broken Arrow pest control company for help. Check it out reviews!
There are affectively two different treatments that are used against termites. We use liquid treatments and termite bait station systems. Liquid treatment of termites has been around for a very long time and is very effective against termite infestation‘s. A liquid treatment consists of digging a trench around the house and pouring gallons of pesticide down into the trench. This pesticide will drain through the dirt and treat the dirt as it goes creating a curtain of pesticide treated dirt. This curtain will protect the house. Bait stations are simply stations placed around the house strategically that allow the termites to take the bait back to the colony, and wipe out the colony.
If you’re having issues with termites or any other pest control problems then it’s time to call a Broken Arrow pest control company that can help. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with termites, or any other wood destroying insects. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Sapulpa, Jenks, Owasso, Prattville, Sand Springs, Catoosa, Claremore, Coweta, Broken Arrow, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!