Signs of Termite Damage
We're sure you've heard a lot about termites, but how much do you really know about these insects? Termites are a large and very diverse group of insects, there are over 2,600 species, and in nature they are actually extremely beneficial. These tiny insects feed on the cellulose found in wood and help decompose tree stumps, fallen trees, dead bushes and other pieces of dead or decaying wood. This helps speed up the natural decaying process and return important nutrients to the soil so new plants can take root and grow. However, when they find their way into homes and businesses here in Oklahoma, termites can be downright destructive.
If you own your home, chances are it is the biggest investment you have ever made. And even if you don't own it, you still spend a lot of money maintaining it and making sure it is a safe and comfortable place for you and your family to live. The absolute last thing you want is a colony of termites moving in, too. Termite colonies can be massive, encompassing hundreds of thousands or even millions of termites all searching for something to feed on and bring back to the colony queen to keep her well-fed.
Signs of termite damage include sagging or dipping walls, ceilings and floors. Termites also leave behind droppings, which may look like brownish pellets, and their shed wings, which often look like silver fish scales. You'll often find the droppings and the wings piled in around heating vents, window sills and doorways. And if you see a termite itself, that's a surefire sign of an infestation. They tend to swam for just a few minutes after heavy rains. Unfortunately, termites are so sneaky that by the time you notice the signs, they've already caused devastating and sometimes irreparable damage. In fact, each spring, termites swarm millions of American homes causing around $5 billion in damages-more than earthquakes, tornadoes and fires put together!
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. Our experts can evaluate your home or business to recommend the best treatment option and provide a written proposal describing in detail the service that will be provided and the total cost for the service. Our termite treatment technicians have an average of 18 years of experience with our company. This level of experience and dedication is unmatched anywhere else in Oklahoma. Our office is always staffed with knowledgeable experts ready to answer your questions and respond to your needs.
Termite Control & Prevention with the Sentricon® System
The average termite colony can contain hundreds of thousands of the sneaky little pests. Termites have well organized social and communications systems and each member of the colony plays a specific, vital role. The only truly effective way to completely eliminate a colony is to cripple its communications system and break down the defenses around the queen. By disrupting this fundamental way that the colony operates, you can kill the queen and the rest of the termites in the colony along with it. This is exactly what The Sentricon® System does.
Worker termites spend all day navigating new tunnels out around the colony in search of new sources of wood for the colony to feast on. This can include tree stumps, wood piles, wooden fences and the wooden frames of homes and other buildings. They then bring the food sources back to the soldiers, who protect the colony, the reproductives, who mate and produce new termites, and the swarmers, who will eventually leave the colony to establish new colonies, as well as the king and queen. The workers not only bring food back for the other termites, but sense out signs of danger and indicate to the rest of the colony if is it safe for them to remain there.
This is why The Sentricon® System is so effective: it uses a bait that is extremely appealing to termites, even more so than wood, and does not cause them to feel unsafe and alert the rest of the colony to danger. So, the entire colony feeds on the Recruit® HD termite bait and the active ingredient in the bait takes away the termites' ability to eat or breed. The bait will kill the entire colony, including the queen, and they will never sense that they are in danger.
Unlike liquid insecticides or DIY foam treatments which may kill your lawn but leave termites untouched, The Sentricon® System is guaranteed to eliminate the entire termite colony without causing collateral damage to your home, yard or pets, like some chemical treatments might. And The Sentricon® System will always remain installed, ready and waiting to defend your home against any termites that might come your way in the future.
Residential Termite Prevention
We mentioned how difficult it can be for homeowners to spot the signs of termite infestation before it's too late. That's why our termite treatment technicians are specially trained to identify signs of termite infestation from a colony of any size, whether it's swarm season or not. And since we know how important it is to be constantly on the lookout for termites in and around your home, we recommend only the best termite colony elimination and prevention system available to our customers.
For residential termite control, we recommend The Sentricon® System exclusively. We are very proud to have been the first Certified Sentricon® Specialists in Oklahoma; we have been using The Sentricon® System for over 20 years with excellent results. Our customers can rely on the 24-7-365 protection of the Sentricon® System to keep their home and property safe from termites. From our years of experience using this unique technology, we are confident the termite colonies near your home will be completely eliminated, and our "Emtec Performance Guarantee" is designed to put our money where our mouth is. No other company providing termite protection services offers a money back guarantee if their treatment is not completely and consistently effective.
Here are some important reasons to choose The Sentricon® System to protect your home:
24-7 protection: The Sentricon® System with Always Active™ Technology and Recruit® HD termite bait is always baited and ready to defend your home.
Proven to eliminate termite colonies: numerous scientific studies from universities and other research institutions have proven that The Sentricon® System really work, every time.
Least disruptive treatment available for your home and landscaping: this minimally invasive system does not involve digging up trenches or installing unappealing fixtures around your yard or garden.
Environmentally responsible approach to termite control: unlike liquid insecticides, The Sentricon® System is able to topple the entire termite colony, including the queen, without harmful chemicals that can be damaging to your lawn and garden and beneficial garden insects or pets. It is the only termite control system to be given the prestigious Presidential Green Chemistry Award.
And most importantly: it works! Every time, no matter what.
Commercial Termite Prevention
We talk a lot about protecting your home, but termites aren't picky. They don't know the difference between your home and your business and they'll attack both of them the same way. And like your home, it can be difficult to spot the signs of termite damage at your place of business. Sometimes it's even more difficult to spot because you may not spend as much time there as you do your home or you may not clean it like you do your home. However, termite damage can be just as devastating for a business as a house and all business owners, small and large, should seriously consider investing in a termite elimination and protection system.
There are many compelling reasons to invest in termite protection for your business property, especially if you're a small business owner. Termite damage is rarely if ever covered in insurance. And considering the incredible amount of damage they can cause in such a short period of time, you don't want to be stuck paying for it out of pocket. Think about it this way, if you insure your business property for damages from natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, fires or tornadoes, wouldn't you want to do the same with termites? The Sentricon® System is your termite insurance policy.
The Sentricon® System not only acts to protect your business from termite damage, but it also adds value to your property. And every savvy businessperson knows how important it is to maintain and enhance their property for an increased resale value down the road. Installing The Sentricon® System will also save you money in the long term when you don't have to make expensive repairs to your place of business or relocate your offices altogether because the termite damage was too extensive. Termites have the potential to not only damage your store or warehouse, but your merchandise or equipment and even your businesses' reputation.
At Emtec Pest Control, we know each business is different. Let us create a unique assessment for your unique business to develop the termite control action plan that's right for you.
Emtec is a Certified Sentricon® Specialists
Termites are one of the trickiest and most challenging pests that pest control services can deal with. While many promise they can get rid and prevent the return of termites at your home or business, only Emtec Pest Control guarantees it with a money-back guarantee if the treatment is not completely and consistently effective. When something as important as your home or business is on the line, you don't want to leave that job to anyone other than the best, most experienced pest control company in Oklahoma. We have been serving our communities and protecting them from termites and termite damage for over 40 years and have been using The Sentricon® System for over 20 years with amazing results.
Our experienced, professional termite control technicians have an average of 15 years of experience under their belt and are prepared to answer any and all questions you might have about termites, termite damage, The Sentricon® System and why we recommend it above any other termite control system. At Emtec Pest Control, we are also very proud that we were the first Certified Sentricon® Specialists in the state of Oklahoma. We value customer service and satisfaction above everything else and will strive to make sure your termite problem is handled in a quick, efficient manner.