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Termite Control

You love your home, and unfortunately, so do termites.

Detecting Termites

Detecting a termite problem is difficult because termites stay hidden below ground or within walls. Termites often become a problem before you even know they’re there.

Termite Treatments 

We offer termite treatments for new construction homes and current homes, beginning with a pre-treatment throughout all phases of construction. West has several levels of treatments to help control most situations. Our trained experts will inspect your building and help determine the right treatment plan for termites.

Experience the Difference 

West takes protecting your home from termites seriously. Our damage protection plan is one of the best in the industry. With all of our treatment plans, our trained professionals will perform a yearly inspection (quarterly inspection for bait systems) to identify problem issues before they become a problem.

All of our technicians receive continuous training to ensure the highest quality of work. Techs are also background and drug tested to provide safety and peace of mind for our customers.

Termite Treatment Options

PRE-CONSTRUCTION TREATMENT

West Termite, Pest & Lawn can provide pre-construction Eastern Subterranean Termite control whether you are adding on to your existing home or building multiple new homes per year. 

POST-CONSTRUCTION TREATMENT
(EXISTING HOME)

If you are having termite problems or are selling your existing home and need a termite policy as a condition of sale, we can help with a post-construction Eastern Subterranean Termite treatment. 

TERMITE BAITING SYSTEM

Termite baiting system is available for homeowners that prefer this method of protection or where conventional treatment isn’t practical.

TERMIDOR HP 2

This is a new revolutionary Termidor delivery system that can be used where homeowners do not wish for patios and porches to be drilled (Oklahoma currently still requires drilling).

Moisture Control

Moisture is one of the most conducive conditions associated with termite activity, wood moisture damage and wood destroying fungus growth. Controlling the moisture level in the crawl space area is very important in the fight against termite infestation, West can help with this problem in several different ways.

MOISTURE BARRIER

West can install a Polyethylene barrier to help control moisture.

ATMOX CONTROL SYSTEM

West termite is a certified atmox moisture control system dealer. This system utilizes strategically placed vents and low voltage fans, computer controlled and monitored, to keep your crawl area at the best moisture level. There is also a system available for your attic as well.

VENT WELLS

These can be added where vents are placed low enough on your home that excess moisture can enter during wet weather.

AUTOMATIC VENTS

Installing new vents that open and close automatically with temperature change.

Termite Control FAQs

Arkansas and Oklahoma have a termite problem. They are so common in our neck of the woods that there are laws requiring proof of annual termite inspections if you wish to sell your home. But what do you really know about termites? These are the termite control questions our customers ask us most frequently. If your question isn’t listed here, contact West Termite today

How Do I Know If I Have a Termite Problem? 

The reason we urge our clients to complete an annual termite inspection is that often the signs of a termite infestation can’t be seen until it’s too late. Before you know it, you’ve been eaten out of house and home! Signs of a possible termite infestation can include:

  • Swarms of mating termites – they usually appear in the spring and swarm near windowsills and other exposed wood. You may also notice translucent wings left behind on your exterior window sills.   
  • Mud tubes on your foundation walls, food joists, or other exposed wood – this is how termites stay cool and moist and protect themselves from the elements as they make their way into your home. 
  • Small holes or chewing marks in the exposed wood of your home – your support beams, drywall, even furniture. You may also notice tiny sawdust-like remnants nearby.

What Is a Termite Swarm?

When winged termites mature into adults, they swarm to gather their compatriots and take flight toward a new colony. It’s like a little moving cloud of tiny, flying insects that lasts for a few hours. If you experience a termite swarm, it’s a sign that they are either about to settle and colonize your home, or that this is the second generation of termites. Either way – you need to contact a termite control specialist as soon as possible to have them exterminated.   

Subterranean termites tend to swarm in the spring – usually on warmer days and after rain. Bith species of termite prefer to swarm around dusk. If termites are swarming inside your home, do your best to close that room off to prevent them from spreading and contact a termite control specialist. If possible, collect a few as samples so we can make sure they are in fact termites. 

Will Termites Go Away After Termite Season?

The short answer is – no.

The long answer is – absolutely not. After termites swarm, they shed their wings and settle down into their new colony – which in this case is your home. Once they infest your home, they start munching their way through all the tasty, edible wood available. And once they’re well and truly settled and start to breed, it can be very difficult to exterminate them. As soon as you notice any signs of termites, contact a termite control specialist who can perform a formal inspection and recommend the proper treatment for the species and level of infestation present in your home. 

How Can I Exterminate a Termite Infestation?

Unfortunately, there are no DIY solutions to a termite infestation. If you have termites you will need to contact a termite control specialist and they will recommend the treatment they consider best. There are many ways to treat and exterminate termites depending on the species and level of infestation in your home:

  • Liquid pesticide
  • Perimeter bait stations
  • Liquid and foam injections
  • Liquid borate application
  • Fumigation

What Materials Are Termites Most Drawn To?

Termites most often enter from the ground, so untreated wood or cellulose insulation that comes in contact with the soil around or under your home are the materials most vulnerable to termites. Tree stumps, fence posts, and deck posts are also highly susceptible. If you are trying to construct a home that repels or resists termites, consider using as much treated wood or non-wooden materials as possible. 

What Does the Termite Inspection Process Look Like?

West Termite, Pest & Lawn will send a termite control specialist to your home and they will thoroughly inspect it from top to bottom for signs of termite infestation. After the visual inspection, we will give you a written report and outline any treatment recommendations we may have. We prefer that you be at home so we can inspect indoors if necessary, but we can also perform a cursory exterior inspection while you are away.

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