Termites are an insect that you and your Broken Arrow exterminator can eliminate with ease. Termites are wood destroying insects that attack our structures, including our homes and businesses and our barns. Every year these wood destroying insects do millions of dollars worth of damage to homes across the United States of America. If you have a termite issue, it’s important that you contact your Broken Arrow exterminator and get help to take care of the issue. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at termites, their lifecycle, and what you and your Broken Arrow exterminators can do to eliminate these insects from being a problem in your home.


Termites are an insect that use an incomplete metamorphosis to develop. This is different than the ant which has four distinct lifecycle stages. Termite queens lay all the eggs for the colony. The workers will tend to the eggs. In the termite colony, the workers are not only adults, but also nymphs. So when the egg hatches, an adolescent version of the termite will come out as a nymph, which looks much like the adult version but just smaller. Regardless of what caste this nymph will end up in, he will start as a worker. The nymph will begin to forage for food like other adult workers.

The nymph will get to the point where it will need to molt or shed its exoskeleton. When it does this, a portion of the hind gut will be removed with the loss of the larger exoskeleton. Because of this, it will lose some of the enzymes that it uses to break down wood into energy. In order to get this energy ability back, it will need to consume the droppings from the anus of an adult worker. This will replenish the enzymes in it’s gut biome necessary to break down wood adequately. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for help with termites or any other information.


It’s important to know the signs or what you’re looking for if you believe you may have a problem with termites. Termites are subterranean insects that require high humidity to survive. The air underground is high highly humid, but above ground is too dry for them to survive in. In order for them to come above ground to forage for food and do things that are necessary, they must build mud tubes to get where they need to be. If you see mud tubes being built up at the side of walls or trees, then you know termites are an issue. 

Sometimes these insects will find cracks and gaps in the foundation and make their way up in the middle of your house. Often they’ll be inside the center of a wall where they will feed upon the dry wall in order to survive. If you see that in your drywall, then you may be having problems with termites. Check out our reviews.  It’s important to contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for help.

If you are seeing any of these signs, then it is time to call in a Broken Arrow exterminator. They can eliminate any of your issues. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with termites or any other wood destroying insect. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Claremore, Catoosa, Owasso, Turley, Sand Springs Sapulpa, Prattville, Jenks, Bixby and so much more. Call today for free estimate. We’re here to help!

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