Termites and similar pests cause an estimated 30 billion dollars in damages to crops and structures yearly. EnviroTech can help solve any termite issue. Services available in Broken Arrow, Coweta, Bixby, Tulsa and Jenks, Oklahoma. Expert Termite Inspection Services, Termite Treatment and Control.
Subterranean Termites are a major concern for anyone who owns property containing any amount of wood or cellulose material. This is virtually all property. In Oklahoma each acre of land averages approximately 18-21 colonies of termites. Considering each colony could potentially have 350,000 or more termites, that’s a whole lot of wood destroying power.
Termites harbor one-celled organisms in their digestive tracts, and these organisms convert cellulose material into a substances termites can digest. Termites actually do serve a major role in nature by converting dead wood and other organic materials containing cellulose into humus. Termites play a vital role in the decomposition of organic material. It’s only when termites begin feeding on our homes and buildings that they become a major concern. Termites destroy the structural integrity of structures by feeding on the very part of the structure which gives it’s strength, the wood materials.
Termites are social insects. This means there is as division of labor among different types of individuals, called castes. Termites have a reproductive and a soldier caste, however, most of the work (nest building, food gathering, and feeding of the reproductives and soldiers) are handled entirely by the nymphs which are simply an immature stage of the termite colony. The nymphs are the ones that do all the damage to a structure.
The soldiers only duty is to defend the colony against enemies. Soldiers together with the reproductive termites are fed by the worker termites.
Ants or Termites?
The winged adult termites “Alates” are known as the primary reproductives. These are most often referred to as termite swarmers. They emerge from the colonies on colonizing flights during certain seasons of the year. This is when a male (king) and female (queen) will mate and begin to form a new colony.
Many times these swarmer termites are confused with flying ants. There are three ways to distinguish termites from ants. First, ants have a very thin waste between the thorax and the abdomen, while termites are broad waisted. Second, termite wings are all the same size and shape, whereas the forewings of the ant are larger, longer, and of a different shape than the hind wings. And third, termite antennae are straight, while the ants’ antennae are elbowed.
Termite treatments can be done in a variety of methods. These services can be in the form of a spot treatment, a full liquid treatment and or a baiting system. EnviroTech has the tools, skills and knowledge necessary to treat any type of structure. Commercial and residential structures are all prone to termite activity. It does not matter if the building has a brick or rock exterior. Almost all buildings have wood as part of the structure. Termites can even eat on the paper portion of sheet rock. The only buildings not subject to termite damage are buildings made of steel, metal, concrete or other none wood products.
Important: Not every structure can be treated by a liquid termite treatment. Maybe you have a spring, well or high water table on the property, maybe the foundation has cracked or shifted. If the dwelling cannot be properly serviced via liquid treatment, it may be necessary to use a baiting system. Termite baiting systems have advanced considerably over the last few years. We listen to our customers concerns and needs, examine the structure and ask questions to determine which type of treatment is best suited for you. Regardless of which treatment you chose, EnviroTech will provide the service with professionalism and care.
Why Choose EnviroTech?
- Owner Operated
- Years of Experience Treating Structures for Termites
- We do what’s Best for Our Customers
- Competitive Pricing
- Unmatched Quality of Work
- Professional Service by a Local Termite Expert.
Termite Control Liquid Treatment
The most common approach to termite control is to apply a chemical barrier sometimes called Liquid Barrier in which termites must pass through before they can gain access to a structure. In order to create a solid chemical barrier, termiticide insecticide must be applied to the perimeter of the structure(s) being treated. In addition, it is also necessary at times to treat any voids that may be present in the foundation walls. One of the best types of chemical formulation to use is known as a non-repellent (e.g. Termidor, Premise, Taurus, Fuse). This is the latest in chemical technology and is becoming more popular with each passing year. This type of chemical is undetectable by termites, therefore, they do not know it is present and will continue to travel through the treated area. By doing so the termites will transfer the chemical back to the colony and eventually eliminate the entire colony over a short period of time.
Sometimes if a full treatment is not desired or feasible a partial treatment or Spot Treatment can be done. This sort of treatment cannot be put under a service contract since the structure is only partially treated. Spot treatments have NO Warranty or Service Contract but can be converted into a Full Treatment at a later time. Spot treatments in most cases will not satisfy lender requirements for the sale or purchase of a property.
BASF Trelona ATBS Bait System
Another popular method of termite control is with termite baiting systems. These systems have advanced considerably over the last few years. EnviroTech provides baiting services using BASF Trelona ATBS which provides next generation station design and two customized food baiting sources. The product is sturdy and longer lasting then other competitors baiting systems. Trelona ATBS gets hits faster than other leading competitors baiting systems*. Best of all, Trelona ATBS only requires an annual recharging/inspection of the stations. These systems are an excellent choice when a liquid treatment may not be feasible.
EnviroTech recommends every structure have a yearly termite inspection. Visit wood infestation inspection page for more information on wood inspection reports. These inspections look at the property and check for pests such as carpenter ants, termites, wood boring beetles, carpenter bee’s and other organisms that destroy wood.
With all EnviroTech termite treatment service contracts a yearly inspection is included as part of the annual renewal process.