Termites

What are termites?

Termites are small, wood-destroying insects that live in large social colonies. Each colony is divided into three different castes: workers, soldiers, and reproductives. By nature, termites feed on cellulose debris, which they primarily look for in the soil, amongst leaf litter, and most commonly, inside wood, including the wood of homes and businesses.

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Termites can be found either outdoors underneath the ground or within a piece of wood such as a tree stump, a fallen tree, an outdoor fence, or even the foundational wood of your home, business, or other building. Here in America, termites hold the title as the number one most destructive pest, and rightly so. No other pest even comes close to causing the 5 billion dollars in property damages that termites inflict on homes and businesses in the United States each year!

Are termites dangerous?

Termites aren't considered a danger to people's health as they do not bite, sting, or spread disease. However, they do present a significant threat to the structural wood of buildings. When termites infest a home, they begin to eat that home literally from the inside out. They do this by eating tunnels through your home's wood, which they then transport in their guts back to their nest as a food source for their colony. This is how termite colonies, and the threats they pose, grow in and around your home.

Why do I have a termite problem?

Once on your property, termites will be drawn to the best source of wood they can find. For termites such as the subterranean termite, the most common termite found in Oklahoma, their ideal source of wood is soft, decaying, or water damaged wood. If your home has any leaks or exterior gutter problems that allow its wood to become damp, soft, or water-damaged, subterranean termites will be able to find what they are looking for. And as long as they can gain access to that soft wood, your home is at risk!

How do I get rid of termites?

The best way to eliminate termites from your property is to reach out to the pest control professionals here at Dandi Guaranty for assistance. To rid your home from termites quickly and effectively, we'll install Sentricon® termite bait systems to eliminate termites. This will not only get rid of the existing termite problems on your property, but also work to keep your property termite-free all year round! For more information on the Sentricon® System and how it works, reach out to us today!

Can I control termites myself?

Termites are very elusive and hard-to-eliminate pests, and if you attempt to eliminate them without the proper tools, equipment, and training, you could risk not eliminating all of the termites on your property and having another infestation take root. But with Dandi Guaranty, you'll never have to wonder if your termite problem has been solved. To learn more about how our termite control and prevention services can help rid your property of wood-destroying termites, give us a call at Dandi Guaranty!

 

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