Your Tulsa exterminator can handle termites if you believe you have them in your home. These insects feed on wood and can break it down. Well, this is very critical for your home, where termites can take down the entire house. Our homes are not the place you want termites to be feeding. Yet they will continue to destroy the structural timbers that make up your home if they are allowed to. So in this article, we look at termites, their life cycle, and what you and your Tulsa exterminator can do to stop these insects from invading your home.

Signs of Termites

Termites in Oklahoma are of the Eastern Subterranean termite species. This means that there are species of termites that must remain underground to maintain the humidity required to survive. If they find themselves above ground without this humid air, they’ll dry out within a matter of minutes. So in order to keep this humidity and still be able to forge food above ground, they’ll build mud tubes coming up from the ground in order to carry this humid air up. If you see these mud tombs on the side of your house or on the side of a tree or fence, then you know there’s a termite infestation happening in your home or on a tree or fence. 

Sometimes these termite mud tubes can come inside a wall. If this happens, the termites will feed on the drywall, eating the paper and the gypsum. Eventually, they will start to break through, and when they do, they’ll have to patch those holes to keep that air pocket intact. They’ll patch it with mud that you’ll start to see on the inside of your walls. If you see dots of mud, it’s time to contact your Tulsa exterminator for help.

Dealing with termites with Tulsa exterminator

Termite extermination is a job only for your Tulsa exterminator. There are two methods that we use. The first is the liquid treatment, where we dig a trench all the way around your home and put poor pesticide down into the trench. This pesticide will drain down through the dirt. Which will create a pesticide treated curtain of dirt that will protect your home against termites.

If they go into your home, they have to go through this dirt. The second method is through bait stations. These stations are strategically placed around your home, and the termites will find them and take the bait back to their colony. Finally, this bait will be fed to their young and kill off the entire colony. Contact your Tulsa exterminator for help. Check out our reviews!

If you’re having trouble with termites or any other pests, then it’s time to call Tulsa Exterminator , who can help you. Here at TermMax Pest Control, we are the best in the business when dealing with termites or any other pests. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Owasso, Turley, Bixby, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, and more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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