While Oklahoma is still facing bitterly cold days, the arrival of spring is just around the corner. As flowers begin to bloom and the minimal snow we have had is replaced with rain showers, termites will also begin to make their presence known again. In this article, we will explain why termites become more active during the spring and offer some practical tips to ensure your home doesn’t become their next target.
During the spring, termite alates will begin to leave the comfort of their colony to mate and establish new colonies. This happens during a process called “swarming” in which flying termites pour out of an existing location. As these termites successfully mate, they will then shed their wings. In most cases, these swarms will consist of hundreds or thousands of winged insects depending on how established the colony has become.
Due to their similarities, it can often be hard for homeowners to determine whether they are finding flying ants or termites inside their home. Fortunately, when armed with the proper information and knowledge, you can easily determine what treatment options will be most effective for your unique needs. To help make this process easier, we have provided a detailed guide on the differences between winged ants and winged termites.
While swarming activity is a tale tell sign of termite infestation during the spring months, other unnoticed signs could be littered around your home waiting to be discovered. Because subterranean termites will often work their way from the ground into your home, it’s not uncommon for their presence to go unnoticed until extensive damage has occurred. As warm weather arrives, do a thorough inspection around your home for mud tubes, discarded wings or damaged wood to determine if termites may be present.
If you suspect termites may have found their way into your home, it is important to remove them as soon as possible. As a leading termite control provider in Oklahoma, Emtec Pest Control can help eliminate existing termite colonies and ensure new ones don’t arrive. Don’t let these destructive pests take over your home, let us help with a thorough termite inspection.
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.