Termites are wood destroying insects that can be eliminated by your Tulsa exterminator here at TermMax pest control. We deal with termites on a regular basis. These underground predators find our homes and consume the wood that they’re made out of. Your home is your largest investment. It’s important that you protect it against these insects and make sure that you don’t have any kind of issues with them. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at termites, their lifecycle and what you and your Tulsa exterminator can do to protect your home from these insects.


Termites are eusocial insects that organize themselves into colonies. Every individual inside the colony works for the betterment of the colony itself. There are three casts in the colony. These are groups of insects that each are tasked with maintaining a certain area of work. The reproductives are at the top of the caste system. The queen lays all the eggs for the colony. Below that you have the soldiers who are tasked with protecting the colony. The last cast is the worker cast. The worker cast does all the menial jobs of the colony in order to keep it alive and running.

As termites develop, they actually use an incomplete metamorphosis. This means that when they hatch from the egg a nymph will emerge. A nymph is a smaller version of the adult termite. This nymph will actually start as a worker even though it may as an adult take on a different role. As a nymph works as a worker, eventually the colony may need it to become a soldier or reproductive. With its adulthood, it will take on the new role that has been assigned for the rest of its days. Contact your Tulsa exterminator for help with termites.


Termites are unique in the fact that they can consume wood. Most insects cannot turn wood into any kind of energy. Termites are able to do this because of a special enzyme inside their gut that can break down the cellulose found inside wood. This enzyme must be transmitted to all the young from the adults. It does this by feeding the young through the anus of a worker. This way it gets the good enzyme that it needs to break down the wood. Once that young adolescent termite has molted, it will lose a portion of its hind gut. As it does, some of this enzyme is lost, and it needs to replenish itself. To do this, it will again eat from the droppings from another worker in order to do this. Your Tulsa exterminator will have more information about this.

If you’re having issues with termites or any other pests, then its time to call in a Tulsa exterminator that can help. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business at dealing with termites or any other insects. Check out our reviews! We service agree to Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Claremore, Catoosa, Sapulpa, Turley, Owasso, Jenks and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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