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Termites are Determined and Highly Organized Pests


Eastern subterranean termite

Eastern subterranean termite (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Termites are one of the most common pests in Tulsa, OK. These highly destructive pests will actively feed on trees and free-standing poles, as well as homes, buildings and other timber structures; creating major pest control problems for unsuspecting homeowners and tenants.

Termites

Within the termite nest, there are members of different social classes, each with a different role to perform and every class dependent upon the other; for the continued survival of the entire termite colony. The defined termite social classes include: the queen, king, winged reproductive (young kings and queens), soldiers and worker termites.

Termites are Determined and Quick to Multiply

Let me just begin by saying that, queen termites are “egg-laying machines.” Their bodies are enormous, compared to their termite off-spring, and remarkably she is able to survive; for more than twenty-five years. During this period, a queen termite can produce more than two-thousand eggs per day. As you can imagine, this creates urgency for effective pest control services to eliminate this destructive pest invader; before extensive property damage results.

Worker termite

Worker termite (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Termite Organization

The first termite homeowners will usually see is the soldier termite, because of their large numbers. Anytime a termite’s shelter is damaged, the soldier termites will rush out to guard the opening, while the worker termites repair the breach. The termite workers are by far the largest social class in the eastern subterranean termite colony (for example), and also the group that does the damage. These termite members are a creamy translucent color, soft bodied and carry out all work in the nest.

The Need for Termite Control

Several years are required, before a termite colony will reach it’s typical mature size. This vast nest may contain millions of termites, searching for timber food sources; anywhere within a 400 foot (100 yard) radius. Like I mentioned before, termites are  highly destructive pests will actively feed on trees and free-standing poles, as well as homes, buildings and other timber structures; creating major pest control problems for unsuspecting homeowners and tenants. You definitely do not want a termite problem!

If you suspect termite damage to your home or property, of if you are seeing termites in your home, its imperative that you call a termite control professional immediately before the termite situation gets any worse. The faster you act, the more likely you will prevent more damage from being done.

Tulsa Pest Control:

Bulwark Exterminating
507 S Main St # 201
Tulsa,OK74103
(918) 582-2629
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

OK Wildlife Control
Tulsa, OK
(918) 739-4382
oklahomawildlifecontrol.com

Mosquito Defense Systems LLC
4136 S 70thEast Ave
Tulsa, OK 74145
(918) 622-6844
mosquitodefense.net

Orkin
6550 East 40th Street
Tulsa, OK 74145
(918) 622-0800
orkin.com

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