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L & L Termite, Inc

405-691-4048

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Identifying termites

Posted on 29 April, 2015 at 11:25 Comments comments (29)
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 (1)
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.
 
 
 

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!
 

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.
 

Welcome to Our Blog

Posted on 2 August, 2012 at 16:38 Comments comments (0)
Welcome to the L & L Termite, Inc website and blog.  I'd like to share a little about our company and the services we provide. 
 
We are a small, family-owned and operated business.  We have been based in Oklahoma City for the past 16 years. 
 
We service the Oklahoma City metro spraying for general pest control, spiders, ants, roaches and other various bugs.   L & L Termite is proud to work closely with multiple real estate companies providing termite inspections, termite treatments and certificates.  However, we happily provide these services to the general public as well!
 
Please be sure to visit our website regularly for upcoming blogs covering everything pests!