So far, December in our region of Oklahoma has been relatively mild. We only just recently saw our first light snow with temperatures below freezing on a steady basis. You may think that once everything freezes around your home then you’re safe from termites, but sadly that just isn’t the case. Even in the cold of winter, termites are active and your home may still be vulnerable to damages caused by these pesky insects. In the United States, termites are responsible for over $5 billion in damages annually; most of which are not covered by homeowner’s insurance policies. So, don’t let your guard down just because it’s cold outside.
Termites in the Wintertime
Unfortunately, termites are one of those pests that survive through the winter months. Though, thankfully, they will slow down a bit when temperatures are below 40 degrees. Climates like ours lately, where it’s been on the warmer side, are even more likely to see termite activity during these winter months. Termites don’t hibernate and cold Oklahoma conditions won’t kill them off or drive them away. When it gets cold outside, they burrow deeper or seek shelter. Which often leads them to make their way to the heat that’s coming from inside your home. The most common visible sign that you’re dealing with termites is when you see them swarming and that only happens during warmer months. So, you may not even realize that the stack of firewood piled up in your yard is harboring termites or that deep underground there are subterranean termites burrowing on your property. When you already have termites around your home, the extent of their infestation may not be obvious to the untrained eye. Then when cold temperatures hit and they begin seeking warmer shelter, you could find yourself cohabitating with these wood-eating pests.
If you believe that your termite concerns are over in the Winter, then think again.
What Can be Done in the Winter?
Waiting for the Spring to catch termites during their swarm season is re-active. We recommend a Winter Termite Inspection that’s designed to be pro-active and stops termites before Spring. No matter what season you find yourself in, having a pest control professional inspect your property regularly is a lot more cost-effective than waiting until your home has already become infested and you’re forced to shell out a lot of money for the repairs to fix the damages they can cause.
Hopefully, after your termite inspection is complete, you’ll gain the peace of mind knowing that you have a termite-free report, or maybe you’ll find out that you’ve caught a termite problem in its early stages that can be resolved quickly and inexpensively. Either way, Emtec Pest Control offers a completely FREE inspection, so what are you waiting for?
The best way to ensure that you’re safe from termites all year-round is with the help of the most reliable termite protection plan: The Sentricon System with Always Active Technology. Contact the Certified Sentricon Specialists at Emtec Pest Control to find out more about how this year-round plan can keep your home safe from termites; you’ll be glad you did!
Emtec Pest Control has received specialized training in termite detection and treatment using the proven Sentricon System. Call us to guard your home against termites at 918-663-0613 or 405-634-4088. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa, and surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Yukon, Oklahoma City, and surrounding areas.
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.