In many cases, the arrival of a pest doesn’t lead to the question of how the pest got inside and often just results in dealing with the pest quickly and not worrying about it any further. Unfortunately, this is just a quick fix and, like the pest that you got rid of, more pests will likely find their way in. Over time, this can lead to pest infestation without proper treatment of these entryways. Here are some common home problems that lead to termite infestation.
Firewood Stored Against House
Firewood storage can often be a hotspot for a wide variety of pests including carpenter ants and termites. When this firewood is stored too close to your home, it creates a harborage area that becomes an extension of your home. While firewood can be used by termites for food, they will continually seek out new food sources. If your home is nearby, it likely will be next on the list.
Siding Contacting Soil
In Oklahoma, subterranean termites are the most common and destructive pest species. When the siding on your home is in direct contact with the soil, it provides an easy route from their underground colonies to a sustainable food source in your home. When termite alates begin swarming, this could lead to yet another termite colony inside of your home. Ensure soil doesn’t make contact with your siding by providing foundational space.
Wet Wood Mulch
If you have a flower bed around your home that has mulch, overwatering of that mulch can provide a moist environment that termites are drawn too. Just like all other pests, moisture is critical for their survival. Unfortunately, fresh wood chips may also provide an alternative food source for these destructive pests.
Why Emtec Pest Control for Termite Control?
Our experienced, professional termite control technicians have an average of 18 years of experience under their belt and are prepared to answer any and all questions you might have about termites, termite damage, The Sentricon® System and why we recommend it above any other termite control system. At Emtec Pest Control, we are also very proud that we were the first Certified Sentricon® Specialists in the state of Oklahoma.
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.-