With the warmer weather now settling in for Oklahoma and spring rains slowly starting to make an appearance, termites will soon become more active and give homeowners several signs that they are active. Depending on how large the colony is, these signs may be apparent quickly while others may require an inspection. Look around your home for these spring termite warning signs to ensure your biggest investments aren’t being slowly destroyed.
One of the most visible signs of a termite infestation is the presence of termite swarmers following spring rains. As termite swarmers, or alates, seek to start their own colonies, they will swarm much like other flying insects such as gnats. However, termites are typically much larger and will emerge from wood sources such as dead trees, home siding or firewood piles.
As subterranean termites forage for food sources, they will often build mud tubes to travel from the ground to the foundation of your home. These mud tubes not only provide much-needed moisture, but they also protect termites from potential predators that may try to eat them. These paths will often lead from the soil around your home to food sources that can be transported back to the colony.
If you are finding damage around your home such as sagging or hollowed walls or chipped paint, there is a chance that termites have already done considerable damage. For this reason, the detection of severe termite infestations can typically be done by a homeowner just by knocking on the walls and listening. With a professional termite inspection, you have the ability to catch these damages before they become a larger issue and ensure your investments are protected.
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.