What Makes Termite Infestations So Dangerous?

Termites are a big problem among homeowners and business owners across Oklahoma. While termites may not have an impact on your physical health, there are still many reasons why having these destructive pests in your home may be dangerous. Here are some of the reasons you should invest in professional termite control to keep these pests from damaging your home or business.

It can be incredibly hard to detect termites in your home before the infestation has progressed too far. This generally is attributed to the solitary habits of termites as they feed on the wood inside of your walls with little to no notification of their presence until the wood becomes incredibly weakened. For this reason, partnering with termite control experts for termite detection services or termite prevention is paramount for protecting your home or business.

How Do I Know If I Have Termites?

Though termites generally won’t be easily detecting in your home or business without professional help, there are many different signs that may indicate their presence. The earlier you find these signs and start working with a termite control specialist to remove them, the less damage your house is likely to sustain. Here are some of the signs you should be looking for to determine if termites may have infested your structure:

  • Termite Tubes – One sign that termites may be in your structure is the presence of termite tubes. These tubes are constructed to protect termites from predators and provide a humid and dark transportation route for returning food to the colony. In most cases, these tubes will be found near your walls or foundations and connect the ground and an entry point.
  • Weak Walls and Flooring – Because termites are continuously feeding on the cellulose materials in your walls or flooring, it will become weak over time. When this happens the wood may sound hollow as the material is excavated by these pests. Weak walls and flooring may signify a large infestation because they typically won’t stay near the wood surface.
  • Termite Wings or Frass – After swarming to start new colonies, winged alates will shed their wings which resemble fish scales. These discarded wings and small piles of termite frass, or droppings, around the home can indicate the presence of termites. In most cases, frass can be found near an entry point utilized by 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! Give us a call at (918) 663-0613 or contact us today to get started!

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.