Termite Damage & Treatment
Termites are considered to be the silent killer. Termite pest treatment requires certified professionals and commercial grade pesticides. These pests can be wreaking havoc on your home while you are unaware of the damage. Schedule a termite inspection.
Termite infestations lead to over $5 billion in property damage each year. Integrity is Tulsa Metro’s termite treatment specialist.
When Is Treatment Recommended?
Treatment should be recommended whenever live insects are found or other evidence is found and there is no evidence of a previous treatment. In addition, other situations won’t be as clear.
Until recently, termite treatment was exclusively Integrated Pest Management coupled with pesticides. Our brand Exterra offers an alternative to this method. Whether through chemical barriers or baiting systems, a termite infestation is nothing to sit on when it comes to your home and property. Call Integrity.
Do I Have Unresolved Structure Issues?
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Structure issues occasionally reduces the effectiveness of treatments. Hidden construction problem such as stucco extending below grade, insulation beneath the slab or below grade, embedded sills or grade stakes, debris under a dirt-filled porch or a false foundation wall.
WDI or WDO?
According to recent government surveys, wood destroying organisms (WDOs) cost billions of dollars each year just in the U.S. This includes losses caused by fungi (decay) and wood-destroying insects (WDIs) and costs of related treatment and repairs. Prevention of losses to WDOs depends on early detection of the moisture and humidity sources which make wood and other cellulose items (e.g., paper) susceptible to infestation and decay. Reducing moisture puts stress on WDOs where they live and grow, and helps reduce or eliminate them. Pest management professionals (PMPs) can use a powerful but often overlooked tool of integrated pest management (IPM) by recognizing the signs and then eliminating, or limiting as much as possible, sources of moisture or high humidity in structures.
The scope of the inspection is for ‘the home’. Unless otherwise stated on the inspection form. The only part of the fence that would be a part of that inspection is if it is connected to the house. Guaranteed…Our “Quality PRO” Professionals will not make recommendations for treatments unless termites are found or termite damage is found with no visible evidence that any type of treatment for the infestation has been performed. An ODAFF-1 inspection is a very thorough inspection. It’s a 5 page report. A slab home takes about an hour; crawlspace homes take about an hour & a half.
If your home has subterranean termites or you are safeguarding your home against these destructive invaders, Termidor or Exterra are the standards in subterranean termite treatment. The only way to stop termites is an invasive process that requires the use of pesticides or baiting systems or a combination.
There are number of factors that must be considered when decided which termite defense is the best barrier for you termite infestation needs. You’ll definitely want the latest technology and an Integrated Pest Program that takes into consideration pets, kids, your family, and the environment. When it comes to commercial termite treatments certified, knowledge professionals is a must in order to reduce the pesticidal footprint, educate the client, and see a diminishing termite infestation.
When worrying about how you’re going to identify the type of termite that might be infesting your property, remember that only one type of termite lives in Oklahoma: Subterranean. There are three vulnerable points in every home that allow for termite entry into the home: basement, crawl space, & slab. there are five basic casts of termites.
Five Types of Termites:
King & Queen – The reproductive termites that establish new colonies. Sole purpose is to reproduce. Workers – Blind, wingless termites build the castle and are the most likely to be seen in an infestation. They build, repair, & forage. Nymphs – Newly hatched termites that haven’t differentiated yet. They can molt into workers or reproductives. Soldiers – These wingless, blind termites have one purpose, to defend the termite colony. Winged Reproductives – They can travel to new locations and start new colonies. Learn more about Formosan, Drywood, Dampwood, and Subterranean Termites.
- There is a temporary swarm of wingedÂ insectsÂ in your home or from the soil around your home.
- You see cracked or bubbling paint or termite droppings.
- Hollow wood.
- Mud tubes on exterior walls, wooden beams or in crawl spaces.
- Discarded wings from swarmers.
Besides the monetary impact, thousands of winged termites emerging inside one’s home are an emotionally trying experience. Extracted from Kentucky College of Agriculture.
How Do You Know If You Have Termites?
This information is extracted from the University Of Kentucky College Of Agriculture. Discovering winged termites indoors almost always indicates an infestation warranting treatment.
Winged Termite Or Ant?
What Are Termite Swarmers?
If termites are seen emerging from the base of a wall or adjoining porches and patios, there’s a good chance the house is infested. Other signs of infestation are earthen (mud) tubes extending over foundation walls, support piers, sill plates, floor joists, etc.
Termite Highways: Termite Tubes
Signs: Damaged Wood
Termite-damaged wood is usually hollowed out along the grain, with bits of dried mud or soil lining the feeding galleries. Wood damaged by moisture or other types of insects (e.g., carpenter ants) will not have this appearance.
Common Termite Locations
Oftentimes there will be no visible indication that the home is infested. Termite infestations can go undetected for years, hidden behind walls, floor coverings, insulation, and other obstructions.
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Treating homes, offices, churches, schools, residential, commercial, and industrial settings.