How to Get Rid of Termites

Termites are among the most destructive pests you could find in and around your home. With the extensive damage they cause, and repair costs associated with them, homeowners who find signs of damage around their home scramble to find out how to get rid of termites. Fortunately, Emtec Pest Control has the experience and technology needed to help remove termites from your home.

Subterranean termites will often build mud tubes to protect themselves from open air and natural light. This tale-tell sign can signal the presence of these pests in and around your home. The primary food source of these pests will contain cellulose, though they can eat through other materials to reach it.

Termite Detection

Termites are often called silent destroyers because they leave little signs of their activity until damage has become extensive. The average termite colony can contain hundreds and thousands of these tiny pests depending on how established the colony is. Throughout the day, worker termites will navigate new tunnels and search for food for the colony.

After temperatures begin to warm and heavy rainfall has fallen, termites will often begin swarming to establish new colonies. These winged termites are reproductive males and females that will breed, shed their wings and then establish new colonies. The presence of these pests can signal a more serious termite problem.

For some homeowners, sagging and damaged wood can also signal termite infestation. After eating cellulose content, termites will often leave wood frail and lead to paint bubbling. Often, the presence of frass, or termite droppings, will also be readily visible.

Termite Removal

As worked termites navigate new tunnels and find new food sources they will return to the colony and regurgitate food for other termites. When using baiting systems, homeowners can ensure that treated food sources are returning to the colony and causing the death of all termites, including the queen. For this reason, bait systems, such as The Sentricon System® are often the most effective termite treatment available.

The Sentricon System is so effective because it appeals to termites more than wood without alerting them of the inherent danger contained in the treated material. Unlike expensive liquid treatments that can detract from your natural landscaping. The Sentricon System is a powerful, disruption-free termite control option that protects your home from termites always.

Why Emtec Pest Control?

While many pest control providers promise they can get rid of and prevent the return of termites at your home or business, only Emtec Pest Control guarantees it with a money-back guarantee if the treatment is not completely and consistently effective. When something as important as your home or business is on the line, you don’t want to leave that job to anyone other than the best, most experienced pest control company in Oklahoma. We have been serving our communities and protecting them from termites and termite damage for over 35 years and have been using The Sentricon® System for over 20 years with amazing results.

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.