Pest of the Month: Termites

Right after New Year’s we wrote a post predicting which six pests were going to be the most troublesome for Oklahoma residents in 2016. Throughout the course of the year, we want to expand on each of these and let you know more about these pesky pests and what you can do to keep them out of your home and away from you and your family. The first pest on our list was the termite.

Termites are small, social insects that live in vast colonies and feed on wood. There are over 2,600 species of termite around the world, and they play an important, beneficial role in the ecosystem. However, when they get into your home, they can be extremely damaging and dangerous, causing structural Pest of the Month: Termitesdamage and even damaging things like furniture, books and fences. Most of the termites found in and around Oklahoma are subterranean termites. These pests live in underground communities and tunnel their way around in the soil looking for wood—their food source.

Subterranean termites are crafty pests, and even if your home was built on a cement block or if the foundation was sprayed before you moved in, termites can still find their way into your home to feed and destroy. Signs of termite damage include termite droppings, which look like small pellets, and discarded termite wings, which look like silvery fish scales. Termite damage can also be indicated by bowing or sagging walls, floors or ceilings.

Unfortunately, if you are noticing these signs, it means the termite infestation in your home is already fairly severe. Spotting signs of termites can be difficult to the untrained eye before the damage becomes extensive. However, trained termite professionals, like the team at Arrow Exterminators, can conduct home inspections and identity termite colonies at any stage of formation and at any time of year.

Since termites are so sneaky and can be difficult to spot, we’ve always thought the best offense is a good defense. This is where The Sentricon® System comes into play. As the best termite protection available on the market, there’s no better way to protect your home from the potentially devastating damage caused by subterranean termites. The Sentricon® System has been trusted for years to protect the White House, the Statue of Liberty, the Alamo and more! It has been successful in keeping all these landmarks safe from termites and it will be successful for your home, too.

Termite swarm season starts in March, so now is the best time to start getting prepared. The 24/7 monitoring of The Sentricon® System will not only eliminate any termites that are already in or around your home, but will prevent any termites from taking up residence in the future. The system is minimally invasive and requires no drilling or digging up trenches around your home, so you don’t need to worry about running the appearance of your home and yard. And The Sentricon® System is always active, so you never have to worry about your termite protection ever again once it is installed.

The Sentricon® System has been proven to be the most effective termite treatment—liquid or bait—by multiple scientific studies, and to keep future termites away as well! And it can be installed around any structure, residential or commercial, by a Certified Sentricon® Specialist.

If you want to give your home the best level of protection available, call the Certified Sentricon® Specialists at Arrow Exterminators. We offer pest control services to communities across Oklahoma including Bartlesville, Broken Arrow, Edmond, Grove, Kingfisher, Moore, Muskogee, Mustang, Oklahoma City, Stillwater, Tulsa, Vinita, Wagoner and Yukon. You canschedule a free, no-obligation evaluation on our website or give us a call. You can also reach out to us on social media for information about termites and The Sentricon® System. We are on Facebook and Google+.

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