Termites are social insects and live in a colony based structure. This can lead to big problems for Oklahoma homeowners when a few termites become many and begin foraging for food in your walls. If left undisturbed termites can cause extensive damage through their feeding habits.
The termite is one of the biggest threats to homeowners in the United States because of the extensive amount of damage they cause nationwide. Though the damage may not be visible until it’s too late, termites are responsible for more than $5 dollars annually. Here are the common signs of termite damage you should be looking for around your home:
Sagging Walls or Ceiling
One of the most common signs of termite damage is the presence of sagging walls or a sagging ceiling. As termites continue to eat the support timbers and cellulose content in the wall, the structural integrity begins to degrade substantially over time. By the time a homeowner realizes termites are infesting the wood, costly repairs are usually necessary.
As previously stated, termites will slowly and methodically eat at the cellulose content inside of wood to decrease the structural integrity. In many cases, this wood will make a hollow sound if knocked on because of the empty space that is now available. If homeowners experience a hollow sound in their wood, termite control may be necessary.
Pinholes in Drywood
When termites feed on wood, they will usually push wood particles and frass out of the created chamber. In most cases, these tiny holes are created when the termite damages the paperboard of the drywall and could signify a growing problem. Homeowners who find pinholes in their drywall are encouraged to seek termite control assistance before the problem worsens.
Why Emtec Pest Control?
A lot of pest control companies say they offer termite treatment. But termite treatment may not always mean termite control. And termite control does not always mean termite colony elimination. At Emtec Pest Control, we have been providing high-quality termite elimination and protection for over 35 years. Whether it is new or existing construction, residential or commercial property, we have the expertise to provide the right treatment for your specific needs.
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.