Termites are a dangerous insect that can be eliminated by your Broken Arrow exterminator. Termites have the unique ability to feed on wood and create energy from the cellulose found in the cells of wood. They feed on deadwood and love to get not only into deadwood that has falling in our woods and streams, but also to the wood that is used to build our homes. Because of this, it is important to understand termites and how they work. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at termites, their life cycle, and what you and your Broken Arrow exterminator can do to protect yourself from these wood consuming insects.


Termites have a very unique system of consuming food. They have a special set of enzymes in their gut that allows them to break down the cellulose inside of the cell of a dead piece of wood. There are two parts to the cell of wood. There’s lignen, and there is cellulose. The majority the cell is made up of cellulose. These enzymes will break the cellulose down and create energy out of it, which the termite will use to power itself. This enzyme is not naturally found in their digestive system, so it must be passed from the colony to each individual. It’s done this by the young eating the dung from an adult termite. This will pass the proper biome onto the young termites.

Termites use an incomplete metamorphosis. This means that they start as eggs and hatch as a nymph. The nymph is a smaller version of the adult termite. This nymph will grow and as it does, it will have to shed its exoskeleton. Each time that it molts, it will lose a part of his hind gut which contains the enzyme that is necessary. That means that each time it molts, it must feed from the anus of an adult termite in order to replenish its enzyme supply. While this is really gross, it helps the insects to survive. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for more information.


If you think you have termites, then it’s time to call your Broken Arrow exterminator for help. They have two options when it comes to dealing with these insects. They can use termite bait stations or liquid treatments in order to eliminate them. Often the right solution is a combination of both and you can have a consultation with your exterminator to find out what is best for you. Check out our reviews!

So if you’re having an issue with termites or any other wood destroying insect, then it’s time to call 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 any wood destroying insect, especially termites. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, Owasso, Turley, Jenks, Bixby, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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