Termites are wood destroying insects that you and your Tulsa pest control company can work together to eliminate. Termites feed up on the wood that we build our homes and businesses out of. These insects can damage your home and eliminate the structural integrity of buildings around you. While they are a great cleanup crew in nature, when they find themselves in suburban settings, they can be a real danger. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at termites, their lifecycle, and what you and your Tulsa pest control company can do to protect your home, business, or other buildings from these wood destroying insects.
TERMITE SIGNS AND TULSA PEST CONTROL
In Oklahoma we have the eastern subterranean termite. These termites not only eat wood, but they also require a humid environment to survive. If they come out in the open air, they’ll dry out quickly and die. Because of this, they like to stay underground where the air is humid. In order to come above ground for food, they will build mud tubes in order to carry the humid air above ground. So one of the first signs that you may see on your home are mud tubes coming up from the ground. If you see lines of mud, coming up, spider webbing across concrete and onto wood, then this is a telltale sign that you have a problem with termites. In this case, it’s time to call a Tulsa pest control company that you can trust. Check out our reviews!
Another sign that you can find are soft spots in the drywall. Sometimes these insects will come up in cracks in the foundation in the middle of your home. When they do this, they often will come up inside of a wall. Here you can’t see any mud tubes, but they will begin to feed upon the paper and gypsum that the drywall is made out of. As they do, they will start to create thin spots in the drywall that you can feel with your fingers. Sometimes even breaking through the other side of the drywall, they will have to put some mud there to protect their humid air. This is another sign that you may have a termite problem. Contact your Tulsa pest control company immediately.
If you’ve got a termite problem, then the first step is to call your local Tulsa pest control company for help. They will use one of two solutions to get rid of these insects. A liquid treatment is where they will dig a trench all the way around your home and pour pesticide inside the trench. This pesticide will drain down through the dirt creating a kind of pesticide treated dirt curtain. As termites enter and exit the building they’ll have to go through this treated dirt and carry it back to the colony, wiping out the colony. The second treatment is a bait station system. These bait stations, are placed all the way around your home. The termites will find these bait stations, take the bait back to their colony and this will wipe out the colony.
If you’re having issues with termites or any other pest control problems, it’s time to call a Tulsa pest-control company that you can trust. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best of the best when it comes to dealing with termites or any other wood destroying insect. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Sand Springs Sapulpa, Prattville, Owasso, Turkey, Bixby, Jenks and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!