COMMERCIAL pest control
Living in Oklahoma, your structure will always be susceptible to termites unless you have had the foundation pre-treated before built, or you have your home treated with a baited monitoring system. Experts estimate that termite damage alone amounts to between $1.5 billion and $16.6 billion per year. While we may need proper rest to be productive, these almost microscopic pests do not.They are constantly foraging for sources of food and water while multiplying in numbers.
Getting rid of termites is all about understanding how termites function and determining the proper treatment method for your home or business and protecting the surrounding environment.
Hobbs Pest Control, LLC offers two primary types of termite treatments:
1. baiting system
The idea behind a termite baiting system is to surround a house with bait stations that draw in foraging termites. When termites find a bait station, they begin feeding at the station. Since termites are a very social species, they share their food and even clean one another. Using our knowledge of termite biology and behavior, we can eliminate a colony when they share active bait with one another.
Trelona© ATBS gained our confidence for a few reasons:
- Faster Discovery: The bigger Trelona© ATBS stations are found faster and more often. 1
- Faster Consumption: The highly palatable bait matrix results in faster consumption by termites as compared to other food sources.2
- Faster Colony Elimination: Faster discovery and continued feeding promotes faster control. Through social interaction, termite unknowingly pass the active ingredient onto other termites. 3
1 Field Comparison of Time to Termite Discovery in Two Commercial Bait Systems Study, Ph.D. Dissertation, Dr. Charles Mason’s Lab, University of Delaware, 2012.
2 Termite Consumption and Preference of Selected Materials, Dr. Brian Forschler, University of Georgia, 2002.
3 Transfer and Efficacy of Trelona Compressed Termite Bait in Subterranean Termites, Dr. Ed Vargo, North Carolina University, 2011.
Trelona© ATBS are a more economically advanced termite elimination solution for Hobbs Pest Control, LLC property owners. This process is minimally invasive and begins working upon installation. Our bait systems are inspected and renewed every year ensuring your home or business is protected.
2. chemical tratments
The idea behind a liquid treatment method for termites is to create a barrier of insecticide between where termites live and your home or business.
Typically, this treatment method involves trenching around the foundation of the house, filling the trenches with termiticide, and filling in the trenches. This approach also involves drilling holes 12-18 inches apart where carports, patients and porches meet the main body of the house. Termiticide is injected into these holes and the holes are patched. Significant advancements in termite treatment chemicals like Termidor© have made liquid treatments extremely effective.
Hobbs Pest Control, LLC licensed specialist will complete a full assessment of your residential or commercial property, inside and out, to detect any indications of a termite infestation. The best treatment method and estimates will be discussed on site based on the results of our inspection to meet your specific needs. Give us a call or schedule online for a consultation today!
If you are currently in the market of purchasing new property, our specialists are more than willing to accommodate your agency in completing a state required Oklahoma Official Termite and Wood Destroying Insect Report (also referred to as an ODAFF-1 form). A fee is required for completing the necessary report required by the title company.
Things to remember when researching a reputable Termite company.
- There is no need to be alarmed when a swarm is present. Chances are, termites have been living under your home for some time now and your home will not collapse overnight.
- Take the time to research reputable companies.
Do not let companies pressure you. Go with a company who is knowledgeable and is willing to let you take the time you need to make an informed decision.
- Evaluate various treatment methods.
Both treatment methods are proven effective. Not sure which one best suits your home? Take the time to do some extra research to make sure you and your family are protected.
- Purchase pest management services from a reliable company. Be sure that you are dealing with a reputable company that is both licensed and certified to do the work and has an established physical business location.
Hobbs Pest Control, LLC. experts understand the true meaning, “When Quality Matters” and our veteran, family owned and operated business will see to every customer and service call is treated with the highest standard of care in the industry!