Termites are wood destroying insect that you and your Broken Arrow exterminator can work together to eliminate. Termites can do a massive amounts of structural damage to your home or business. They feed upon the wood that we make for our buildings and homes out of. Every year, millions of dollars worth of damage are done by termites in the United States alone. Because this, it is important to protect your home from these kinds of predators. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at termites, their lifecycle, and what you and your Broken Arrow exterminator can do to protect your home, your business and other buildings from these parasitic insects.


Termites are a subterranean insect. They require a high amount of humidity to survive. So because of this, they remain underground or use mud tubes to go up the side of things. This way they can carry the humid air from underground up above protecting themselves from the dry open air. If you see mud tubes coming up the side of your building, or of your trees in your yard or your fencing, then you know there’s termites attacking. 

In addition, they can also come up inside of a wall through the cracks in your foundation. When this happens, they’ll start to eat away at the paper and gypsum on the inside of the wall. Once the drywall gets thin, you’ll start to feel thin spots in the wall. Eventually, they will start to break through a little bit up on the wall and will fill that back in with mud in order to maintain the seal of humid air. If you see any of these signs, then its time to call your Broken Arrow exterminators.


Once the colony has become fully mature, it will need to reproduce itself as a colony. At this point, it will create a certain kind of termite known as swarmers. These wing termites will take flight every April and May, and search out a mate. They will fly in swarms and pair up and then go off to find a suitable spot for creating a new colony. Once they do that, they will lose their wings, excavate out the beginnings of the colony and then mate. The process of creating, a new colony now starts. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminators for more information.

Often these swarmers can come up inside your home if your home is being attacked by termites. Hundreds of these flying insects can find their way inside and then go straight for the windows in an attempt to get to the outside. Often because they cannot get outside they will die in the windowsills. This can be a massive sign that allows you to know that you’re having a problem with termites in your home. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminators as soon as possible.

If you’re having issues with termites or any other pest control problems, then it’s time to call in a Broken Arrow exterminator 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 pests. Check out our reviews! We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Coweta, Sapulpa, Bixby Sand Springs, Jenks, Prattville, Owasso, Claremore, Catoosa, Bixby and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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