Now that the warmer temperatures are here to stay in Oklahoma, it’s more important than ever for homeowners to search their home or business for termite infestation signs. During the summer months, termites don’t have to burrow deep into the ground to retain heat and will typically appear to be more active. If you see any of these potential termite infestation signs, it may be time to schedule an inspection to limit the damages that could occur.
As subterranean termites travel from the ground in search of wood, they will begin building mud tubes along the foundation of your structure. These tubes not only provide shelter from potential predators, but they also maintain a cool, moisture-rich environment needed by these pests. If you are finding mud tubes along the foundation of your home, it’s typically a good sign that termites are present.
Unexplained Wood Damage
Termites will generally eat wood from the inside out, meaning they will hollow out cavities as they begin to forage. In many cases, the wood will make a distinct noise when tapped, signifying that extensive damage could have already occurred. It is also important to search for bubbling paint or pieces of wood that have blistered.
During the spring, termite swarmers may have found their way into your home or business following rains. These reproductive termites will often find their way indoors and shed their wings to start a new colony. These can typically be found around windowsills or door cracks that provide an entry point into the structure. In many cases, termite alates will originate from wood sources such as dead trees or neighboring structures that have a pre-existing infestation.
Why Emtec Pest Control for Termite Control?
Though termites are a fascinating insect, the presence of them in your home or business can cause extensive and expensive damages. If you are in need of termite control, the experts at Emtec Pest Control are here to help by providing the award-winning Sentricon® System! Give us a call at (918) 663-0613 or contact us today to get started and protect your home from these destructive pests!
At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.