Out of all the pest problems, a termite infestation is potentially the worst one. Not only are termites difficult to detect, because they arrive on your property via underground tunnels, but also they pose the most costly threat to your home when compared to any other pest. These wood-destroying insects love feasting on wooden structures, and each year, termites cause over an estimated one billion dollars in damages. Fortunately, OKC offers termite control services to prevent them from invading your property and causing devastating damages. 

For many years, our pest control company servicing Edmond, Oklahoma City, and the surrounding area has been protecting homes and businesses from termites. From small termite problems to huge infestations, we’ve seen it all. Our experience has allowed our insect control experts to develop a comprehensive termite control solution for inspecting, monitoring, and treating the activity of these wood-destroying insects. We have many termite treatment options available to quickly stop an infestation and prevent termites from feasting on your home again. 

The Enemy: Termites

Termites, although they are small, are great at doing one thing: eating wood. Not only do they eat wood, but they can consume a lot of it in a short amount of time. In fact, the average termite colony can consume about one foot of a two-by-four in six months, but some species of termite can tear through homes at a much faster pace. While feasting on the wood, termites are also making tunnels inside the wood in order to help foster and grow their colonies, each of which contain about 60,000 termites. With developed colonies, termites are capable of damaging a house’s structural timbers, including floor supports, posts, ceiling supports, wall studs, and subfloors. These wood-destroying insects can also damage other non-structural components within your home such as paneling, drywall paperboard, furniture, and carpet.

The damage from termites may range from minor superficial damage to structural damage significant enough to cause floors or ceilings to collapse. In order to minimize the costs that result from termite damage and the risk of living in a damaged and unsafe home, early detection of the infestation is essential. Yearly inspections by a termite exterminator could help homeowners detect early signs of termite activity, some of which might not be readily visible or detected.

Signs That Termites Have Invaded Your Home

A home with termite damage might not look much different compared to any other house on the surface. That’s because termites do their work behind the scenes and often go unnoticed. Termites tend to build nests hidden in the walls or beneath floors, causing damage for a couple of years before the signs come apparent. Pest control companies offering termite control solutions are trained to detect signs of any termite activity before a colony may have damaged the wood inside a house. 

If a termite infestation goes unnoticed or untreated in your home for years, your house can suffer some serious damage. Additionally, many homeowners mistake termite damage for water damage. Pest control experts can tell the difference between structural damage caused by wood-destroying insects such as termites, beetles, and carpenters and damage caused by other factors.

Defend Your Home With A Termite Inspection

Again, because termites often remain in hidden areas that you don’t often see or have access to, identifying a termite problem is trickier than you may think. At OKC Mosquito Militia and Total Pest Control, we offer free termite inspections in OKC and Edmond. Our experts know what to look for and where to look in regards to termite damage. You can rely on our insect control experts for prompt identification and, if required, effective and safe treatment. 

Allow our tactical termite eliminators perform a termite inspection, contact us today!


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