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|Posted on 29 April, 2015 at 11:25||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!
|Posted on 29 April, 2015 at 11:17||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!
|Posted on 29 April, 2015 at 10:59||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!
|Posted on 22 September, 2013 at 14:13||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.
|Posted on 15 August, 2013 at 12:44||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.
|Posted on 13 May, 2013 at 18:58||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.
|Posted on 8 November, 2012 at 14:45||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
We will see YOU there!
|Posted on 22 October, 2012 at 13:02||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.
|Posted on 25 September, 2012 at 9:52||comments (0)|
|Posted on 10 September, 2012 at 22:15||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: