Oklahoma Termite Control 101

Now that the official first day of summer has come and gone, the subterranean termite colonies in the area will begin to settle down from all their swarming and get to the simpler life of foraging and eating. Gone are the days of plentiful springtime rain. All of the recent flooding has likely been a problem inside many colonies, killing many of the worker termites. But with the soil still being warm and moist, plenty of food to be found, and favorable conditions, the queen termites will be kicking the egg production into overdrive.

Several species of termites are found throughout the United States, but in Oklahoma, we mostly find one of the worst types. The subterranean termite species poses the greatest problem when compared with other species because they are the most difficult to control and their nests may be hidden below ground. The most visible evidence of a subterranean termite infestation are the mud tunnels they build to access a structure. These mud passages are often found against a foundation or pier post, in the basement void areas, and under porches.

Traces of termites on old wood background.
Termites on old wood background for decorate.

The premier choice for termite control in Oklahoma is the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System. It provides bait stations containing some tasty wood to entice termites and then the stations are placed outside, surrounding the home or building. This perimeter of bait stations is important because the goal is to intercept the termites before they get to the house. When termites are found in a bait station, the wood is replaced with a type of bait that termites find to be irresistible but it will be poisonous to them. The termites will begin to gather the new bait, share it with the colony, and once they’ve fed, they’re eliminated. The Sentricon System also come with a warranty so customers are sure to be protected from termites all year round. For more information on how to protect your home from termites using this great system, then contact the pest control professionals from Emtec.

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.-