While termites can be found nationwide, living in Oklahoma carries a certain risk of termite infestation. With early intervention, homeowners and business owners have the opportunity to protect their home from structural damages caused by these destructive pests. If you are suspicious that these pests may be inside your walls, or just want to be proactive, here are the signs of termites you need to know.
Termite alates, or swarmers, appearing around your home can mean that your home is already infested or at a higher risk of becoming infested. During a swarm, termite alates will mate and attempt to find a suitable location to establish new colonies. Once landed, termites will often shed their wings near home entry points such as windows and doors.
Hollow or Sagging Wood
As termites eat the cellulose in wood, it will become increasingly weaker and may begin showing signs of sagging or hollow out. In many cases, a severe termite infestation can be determined by knocking on wooden floors or walls to determine if they have been hollowed out by burrowing termites. However, it can be difficult for the average homeowner or business owner to detect termite damages until they are extensive due to their hidden activity.
Termites will often utilize mud tubes to travel from the ground to entry points in your foundation. These tubes are multi-functional, both providing protection from predators and providing a dark, humid path for termites to transport food back to the colony. Depending on the size of the colony, mud tubes can range in size to accommodate the movement of large groups of termites.
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.