Termites are responsible for billions of dollars annually across the United States. While a relatively small pest, large numbers of these wood-destroying creatures can quickly do damage to a structure if left to their own devices. For this reason, it is important that property owners understand the threat termites pose and remain proactive in preventing their presence.
Much like other pests that have an affinity for wood, termites will usually be drawn to moist wood that is easily consumed. However, this doesn’t mean that they won’t also target dry wood sources that may be available to them. Any leaky pipes or flooded garden beds will likely be in direct contact with your foundation, ultimately seeping into the wood sources that are adjacent or attached to them. Ensuring these leaks are stopped and diverting excess water away from your property is an essential first step in limiting the presence of termites.
Another critical step in keeping termites away from your property is limiting the food sources they have available around the property. This includes removing any dead or decaying wood around your property that could be a midway point for termites around your home or business. While this is most often in the form of stumps or logs, excess mulch that touches your foundation can also draw in termites that are looking for a free meal.
While the signs of termite infestation can become apparent once damages have been done, the only real way to ensure your home is protected from these destructive pests is by enlisting the help of a professional. Emtec Pest Control provides termite inspections across Oklahoma to give property owners peace of mind. If termites are found, we can help eliminate them with the Sentricon® System and ensure they don’t come back.
What is the Sentricon® System?
As a revolutionary bait system, the Sentricon® System targets termite behaviors to impact entire colonies instead of singular members. With the implementation of a scientifically-proven treated wood, termite scavengers will consume the bait without realizing it’s tainted. This wood will then be returned to the colony and regurgitated to feed them and further impact the colony.
The average termite colony can include anywhere between 50,000 to 1 million termites and up to 14 subterranean termites can exist on a single acre of land. For this reason, your home could easily become a buffet for these destructive pests. While the damage may not be visible immediately, without preventative termite control you could be footing the repair bills needed to correct the damage that they have caused.
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.