How We Do It:
Termite Treatment & Preventative:
In Oklahoma, we have what are called subterranean termites. Subterranean means that they travel underground. Because of this, they can enter the home undetected (even you can’t catch them, Ring doorbell!) and feast on the structure of the home for years, even decades before any evidence is shown.
Evidence of termites consists of seeing live termites, termite tubes, termite frass (poop!), or damaged wood. Besides live termites, an untrained eye is unlikely to detect evidence.
Conditions that are conducive to termites: moisture around the foundation of the home, earth to wood contact, wood stored around a home, etc.
There Are 3 Kinds of Subterranean Termites:
• Soldiers: protect the colony from invaders
• Workers: forage for food
• Swarmers: go start new colonies; swarming season is normally during April and May
How We Treat:
Complete Liquid Treatment:
In the areas where there is soil right up against the home, we dig a trench 6 inches deep along the house. In concrete areas such as porches and driveways, we drill into the concrete every 12 inches along the perimeter of the home.
Once the trenches are dug and the holes drilled, we saturate the soil with termiticide. After applying the termiticide, we refill the trenches with the soil we’d removed. We also put plugs in the holes in the concrete and patch them with concrete.
We offer a termite renewal which, if kept up by the customer, acts like a warranty against future termite treatments. If the annual renewal is kept current and the customer gets termites again, we come back out and treat for free. This is optional. If someone chooses not to renew, we don’t come dig up the soil we treated.
Spot Liquid Treatment:
We use the same methods above and treat a minimum of 3 feet on either side of the termite activity. Additionally, we drill into the brick veneer every 16 inches and foam the walls with Termidor.
Spot treatments do not have any renewals or guarantees.