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L & L Termite, Inc

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Identifying termites

Posted on 29 April, 2015 at 11:25 Comments comments (8)
The way to identify termites or ants are looking at the characteristics of each one.  The termites most people will see are the reproductive termites.  These termites are identified by the black body, wings longer than the body, it has a head and 1 node (one body).  The ants can have a red or black body, wings shorter than the body, it has a head and 2 nodes (two round parts make up the body).  If you need help identifying the insect call and schedule a time for us to come by and assist you!

Subterranean termites 2

Posted on 29 April, 2015 at 11:17 Comments comments (0)
There are 3 types of  subterranean termites in each colony:  soldiers, reproductive, and workers.  The soldiers defend the colony from invaders, such as ants.  The reproductive termites reproduce and are identified by their black bodies and clear wings that are longer then the body.  The workers are the ones you need to worry about, they are a creamy white color and they cause the damage to your homes.  Most homes in Oklahoma will get termites as some point.  Make sure you have a licensed termite inspector check your home annually!

Subterranean Termites

Posted on 29 April, 2015 at 10:59 Comments comments (0)
The type of termites found in Oklahoma are called subterranean termites.  These  subterranean termites travel through dirt tunnels to avoid the air which dries them out.   Subterranean termites build these dirt tunnels in the walls of homes and destroy the wood and sheetrock.  Spring is the time when termites begin swarming, which means they are leaving the colony and starting a new one.  Have a licensed termite inspector check your home annually to avoid costly damage!

Termite Service Program

Posted on 22 September, 2013 at 14:13 Comments comments (0)
 
Termite Service Program
 
 
 
How it works:  The Termite Service Program is designed to offer you peace of mind from the rising cost of treating your home for termite infestation.  The homeowner pays an affordable annual fee. You will receive an annual termite inspection and if termites are found while enrolled in the program, we will treat the infested area at no additional charge to you. 
 
 
 
Why you need it:  The average cost of treating a home for termite infestation is $1200.  The Termite Service Program provides a more comfortable financial option.
 
 
 
What it costs:  An annual fee of $199.00. 
 
 
 
How to get it:  Ask your service technician to sign you up today!  Or feel free to contact our office at 405-691-4048.
 
 
 

Pest Free Homes

Posted on 15 August, 2013 at 12:44 Comments comments (0)
If you want your home free of pests, start with basic home maintenance. 
 
1.  Make sure there is proper drainage around the exterior of your home.  Standing, stagnate water will attract pests.  Eliminate standing water from the exterior of your home.
 
2.  Caulk around windows, doors, soffits, and any cracks or crevices that insects can crawl through.
 
3.  Maintain a tight seal around the exterior doors in your home.  Over time, the sweep on the bottom of the doors can deteriorate. Inspect often and replace when needed.
 
4.  Keep your pets food area clean.  When not in use, move food off of floor to avoid insects infesting the food dishes.
 
5.  Keep kitchen clean after meals and avoid leaving food out for long periods of time. 
 
6.  Sign up for a quarterly pest control program to maximize results.
 
 

Termite Season

Posted on 13 May, 2013 at 18:58 Comments comments (0)
It's that time of the year again, Swarm Season!  As  the temperature increases so does your chance of experiencing a termite infestation.  Spring is when termites swarm, meaning they leave their colonies to begin new ones.  Now is a great time to have termite inspections as well as pest management services.  Call today to schedule your service.

Come See Us!!

Posted on 8 November, 2012 at 14:45 Comments comments (0)
Come visit our  booth at Remington Park!
 
Network with members of OKCMAR and other affiliates
 
November 13th 4pm-7pm
 
The Eclipse Room
 
 
 
               OKCMAR Affiliate Table Top
 
  • Networking opportunities
  • $2,000 in door prizes!
  • Cash bar!
 
 
We will see YOU there!
 

Suspicious Spiders

Posted on 22 October, 2012 at 13:02 Comments comments (0)
If the recent rumor of the 'Two-Striped Telamonia Spider' has you checking under the toilet seats let me put your mind at rest.  This rumor, according to Snopes.com, is mostly false.  Although the spider itself does exist in Asian rain forests, there have no sightings in North America and certainly no deaths. 
 
There are two poisonous spiders found in the state of Oklahoma.  The first and most dangerous is the brown recluse.  The brown recluse can be identified by it's light to dark brown color and the distinct fiddle shape found on the pest's back (also lending to the nickname, fiddleback spider).  This shy, nocturnal pest can deliver a venomous and potent bite if threatened.  The bite of the brown recluse will produce an extremely painful pus-filled blister.  The skin surrounding the bite can also be affected and in some cases full recovery can take months.
 
Oklahomans also should be aware of the black widow.  Although the bite of the black widow doesn't tend to be as severe as the brown recluse, this spider can still deliver a venous sting.    The black widow spider can be identified by it's glossy black color and bright red markings on the belly.  This species of spider is also infamous for the cannibalistic mating habits in which the female kills the male after mating. 
 
Both of these frightening pests can be found in dry, dark, undisturbed places.  Places such as wood piles, garages, attics, closets, shoes and piles of unmoved clothing. 

Menacing Mice

Posted on 25 September, 2012 at 9:52 Comments comments (0)
Have you ever heard scratching noises coming from beyond the walls of your home?  Have you ever turned on a light and seen a tiny object scamper across the floor?  Are you finding nests of insulation in your attic?  You have been infested with menacing mice!
 
These nocturnal rodents become more active and apparent as the temperatures begin to drop into the fall season.  They begin to forage for food.  Mice will eat anything available to them, including their own feces.
 
These disease-laden creatures pose more of a health risk than you may realize.  Besides the repulsive droppings they leave around the house, mouse urine can cause allergies in young children.  These waste products can also contaminate water sources used by humans.  Mice also carry multiple varieties of parasites that can become infected by biting the mouse, then biting a human. 
 
So how do you get rid of these unwanted house guests?  You can go the traditional route by placing mouse traps around the baseboards of the house.  Although this method may leave you emptying dead mice from the trap.  Also, certain poisons may kill the mice, but leave your home with a pungent after smell.  The preferred method?  We use bait blocks.  This tiny, but poisonous bait lures the mice to indulge in what they think is food.  As the poison begins to work, the mice leave the structure in search of water.  This rids your home of the rodents, without the dirty work in the end. 

Five Tips to Avoid Termite Infestations

Posted on 10 September, 2012 at 22:15 Comments comments (0)
When termites infest your home, most people know a treatment is essential.  But are there ways to prevent infestations in the first place?  Here are a few tips to keep those wood-demolishing pests from invading your home:
 
 
  1. Stack and store firewood and lumber away from the house. 
  2. Do not place wood directly onto the ground.
  3. When utilizing mulch in flower beds, place plastic sheeting down before spreading mulch.  This will keep the wood chips from direct contact with the ground.
  4. Limit the amount of moisture around the outside.  Install gutters to detour rain water and minimize watering in flower beds.
  5. Schedule annual termite inspections.
 
 
 
Take special note when moving wood, lumber and mulch.  If you discover termites, it doesn't necessarily mean your home has been infested.  It does mean it's time for a termite inspection by a licensed professional.
 

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