Should You Worry If You See Termites Outside?

If you have a habit of leaving firewood outdoors or letting decaying wood collect around your landscape, there’s a good chance that you will occasionally run into carpenter ants, or worse, termites. If you see termites outdoors, there’s a good chance that the thought of them also being in your home has crossed your mind. In this article, we will answer the question most homeowners will run into at some point, “Should you worry if you see termites outside?”.

When you find termites in your yard, the first thought that will cross your mind is whether or not you should invest in termite control. However, the first logical step that often gets skipped is having a professional termite control provider come and provide a thorough inspection of the property for any signs of termite infestation. Remember, depending on how close these items are stored near your home, termites may not have made their way inside yet.

While Oklahoma’s climate is very hospitable for termites, that doesn’t always mean that your home has been infested. However, there is a good chance that at least one colony of termites lives somewhere on your property. On average, every home can easily have up to 4 termite colonies around it or actively underneath it. This can lead to serious problems if your home becomes an all-you-can-eat buffet for them.

With the chance of this many termites potentially living in close proximity to your home, there’s a chance you will eventually run into them. The important thing is to remember to remain calm until you know the extent of their presence. If they are found or you just want to be proactive in keeping them away, we can help!

Why Emtec Pest Control for Termite Control?

Though termites are a fascinating insect, the presence of them in your home or business can cause extensive and expensive damages. If you are in need of termite control, the experts at Emtec Pest Control are here to help by providing the award-winning Sentricon® System! Give us a call at (918) 663-0613 or contact us today to get started and protect your home from these destructive pests!

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.