Your Tulsa exterminator is an expert when it comes to dealing with termites, or any other wood destroying insects. Termites have a unique ability to be able to consume wood and make energy out of it. They feed upon deadwood wherever they can find it. They work as natures cleanup crew when trees fall in the woods. This can be great until they start to find the deadwood that is used to create your home or business building. 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 and your loved ones from these insects.
TERMITE INFESTATION SIGNS AND TULSA EXTERMINATOR
Every homeowner needs to know what the signs of termite infestation’s are. The first thing to understand is that here in Oklahoma we have the eastern subterranean termite. As its name implied this insect stays underground for its entire life cycle. In order to come above ground for food, it must actually carry the air from underground above. These termites are very susceptible to drying out, so humid air underground is what keeps them alive. So termites will build mud tubes up the side of the walls or trees in order to carry that humid air up. If you’re seeing any kind of mud tubes coming up from the ground on the side of your house or in your garage, then you know there’s a problem and you need to have your Tulsa exterminator come take a look.
Sometimes these mud tubes come up in places that are far less convenient. There are seams in the foundation, or cracks that these insects can make their way through. If they do, they can come up inside a wall where you won’t see them until you have to do some form of demolition to work on that wall. If they do this, they will start to build the mud tubes up the drywall on the inside of the wall.
They’ll feed upon the paper and gypsum in the wall until they get to the point where they finally break through the wall creating a hole where you can see it. In order to protect that humid air they will take some mud and fill the hole back in. It’s often that you can see small dots of mud on drywall inside someone’s home that is infested with termites. Contact your Tulsa exterminator for help. Check out our reviews!
TERMITE EXTERMINATION PROCEDURES
Termites are treated in one of two ways. We use liquid treatments and we use termite bait stations. Liquid treatments are an attempt to create a liquid treated barrier of soil all the way around your home. A trench is dug and then this pesticide is poured down inside the trench, and in the trench is refilled with pesticide treated dirt. It’s a very effective treatment because these insects must go in and out of the house and therefore, through this curtain of pesticide treated dirt. Termite bait stations are bait stations that are placed around the house that these termites will grab food from and then take it back to their colony. Here they will feed it to the young, eventually wiping out the entire county.
If you’re having issues with termites or any other pest control problems, then its time to call a Tulsa 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 wood destroying insects. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Owasso, Turley, Bixby, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!