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Protect your home and business from termites with annual inspections, preventative treatments, and bait systems with digital tracking capabilities.

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Why are termite treatments so crucial for Northwest Oklahoma residents?

Termites love feeding on most people’s biggest investment: their home. In the U.S. alone, termites cause more than $5 billion worth of damage every year. Despite this, termite damage is not covered by most homeowners insurance policies.

 

Since termites are found nationwide, there’s a constant risk of termite infestation. So trust in the Trelona® ATBS® Advance® Termite Bait System, an advanced baiting technology, to protect the well-being of your home.

Call (580) 348-2020 to talk to a termite control expert

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Warning signs of infestation

The best way to determine if termites are in your home 
is with a thorough inspection from a pest management professional. Unfortunately, termites don’t always leave apparent warning signs, but here are a few to be aware of:

  • Visible termite swarms during the day orearly evening, often after rainfall

  • Termites or termite wings on window sills or along walls

  • Shelter tubes or mud tubes appearing around the foundation

  • Baseboards and floors that sound hollow or sag

  • Evidence of termite damage to wood in or around windows and doorframes

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Did you know?

  • Termites on earth outweigh humans on earth.

  • Termites work 24 hours a day; they do not sleep.

  • A mature colony of Formosan termites can number in the millions and eat 13 ounces of wood per day. (2017. Termidor Home)

  • In residential areas where termite pressure is high, research showed an average of 25 colonies per acre, with a maximum of 75 colonies per acre.*

  • When one termite colony is eliminated from an area, another colony often moves in to fill the vacated niche.**

*Parman, V. and Vargo, E.L. 2008. Journal of Economic Entomology
**Thoms, E.M., et. al. 2009. American Entomologist

How does Trelona® ATBS® work?

After bait stations are found by termites, they work to provide ongoing structural protection through termite colony elimination.

Installation: Termite baiting stations are strategically installed around the perimeter of your home, often in landscape beds 
to 3-inch diameter by 1-foot deep cavities into the ground, and these cavities are placed approximately 10 to 20 feet apart.

 

Once these cavities are created, the stations are placed within the cavities—working throughout the year to protect your home. Your pest management professional will then come to your home once per year to inspect the stations and provide service.

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Call (580) 348-2020 for a termite inspection

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Colony elimination

While tunneling in search of a food source, termites find a Trelona ATBS bait station, feed, then leave a pheromone trail behind them as they travel back to the colony. Upon returning to the colony, they share the bait with others and recruit more termites to follow the pheromone trail back to the source.

 

What they don’t realize is the bait contains Novaluron—an active ingredient that prevents the termites’ vital process of molting. Over time, more and more termites will have fed upon the bait and start to die, beginning the process of colony elimination.

What makes Trelona® ATBS® a trusted choice in baiting systems?

The superior design of Trelona ATBS leads to proven performance while maintaining a low profile.

What customers are saying:

“I have so much confidence in Trelona ATBS that I have it around three of my properties. I wouldn’t want to use anything else.” – Alexis L., McDonough, Georgia

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How Trelona® ATBS® stacks up to the leading competitor

The process of colony elimination can’t begin until a baiting station is discovered, and termites are proven to find Trelona ATBS stations faster.

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Choose the system termites find faster

In one university study, it took termites only 8 days to find the Trelona ATBS stations*, while it took termites over 30 days to find the leading competitor’s stations*.

 

Trelona ATBS stations and the competitor’s stations were placed within 
0.5 meters of an active termite colony. The study had 20 replicates and 
stations were checked daily over 46 days producing the results above.

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*Median time to discovery
**Not statistically significant at p<0.05; Statistically significant at p<0.10. 
Data from 2012 University of Delaware, Graduate Research Dissertation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is best company to call for termites in Northwest Oklahoma?

The best place to call for termite inspections and treatments is Prevent A Pest, based in Cherokee, Oklahoma. The local pest control company provides comprehensive termite control services for homes and businesses throughout Northwest Oklahoma. Their team of professionals is equipped to handle termite issues with safe and effective bait systems and liquid treatments.

What time of year do termites swarm in Northwest Oklahoma?

The swarming habits of the most common species of termites in Northwest Oklahoma, including the eastern subterranean termite, swarm during the day from March to May. However, the arid-land subterranean termite tends to swarm during spring and fall. With year-long protection and maintenance plans, homes and offices are guarded against termite infestations and reinfestations.

What time of year are termites the worst in Alfalfa County and surrounding areas?

Termites can be found throughout the year but are typically more prevalent in Alfalfa County and Northwest Oklahoma between the April and May swarming season. Termites crop up in larger numbers following the spring thaw, when warmer weather permits termites to resume invasive activities.

Are Prevent A Pest's termite control services expensive?

Prevent A Pest's termite inspections are $200, and we offer competitive rates on long-term treatment plans. Investing in termite control is one of the best steps homeowners and business owners can make when it comes to protecting structures. Prevent A Pest doesn't just treat existing infestations. We take steps to prevent future infestations. And we do it at affordable prices for homeowners and businesses throughout Northwest Oklahoma.

What month is best to spray for termites?

Termites are active 365 days a year, so termite prevention is a year-round process. However, it's best to spray for termites or set bait systems during winter months when activity is slower and more predictable.

How bad are termites in Northwest Oklahoma compared to the rest of Oklahoma?

Termite risk may range from very heavy in southeastern counties to moderate-to-heavy in the rest of the state, including Alfalfa, Woods, Major, Grant, and Garfield counties in Nortwest Oklahoma. Termite pressure generally is less in more northern counties because of colder weather and less in more western counties because of the drier climate. 

Can I spray my own house for termites?

The temptation to save money by spraying your own home for termites can be irresistable, but it is not recommended. Termite control requires specialized knowledge, expertise, and equipment, and Prevent A Pest provides everything you need to get control of termites.

Service Areas in Northwest Oklahoma

Alfalfa County

  • Cherokee

  • Jet

  • Helena

  • Burlington

  • Carmen

  • Goltry

  • Aline

  • Amorita

  • Byron

  • Lambert

  • Yewed

Woods County

  • Alva

  • Waynoka

  • Freedom

  • Dacoma

  • Capron

  • Hopeton

Grant County

  • Medford

  • Pond Creek

  • Wakita

  • Manchester

  • Lamont

  • Deer Creek

  • Nash

  • Renfrow

  • Jefferson

Major County

  • Fairview

  • Cleo Springs

  • Ringwood

  • Meno

  • Ames

  • Isabella

  • Chester

Garfield County

  • Enid

  • Waukomis

  • Lahoma

  • Garber

  • Carrier

  • Drummond

  • Kremlin

  • Hillsdale

  • Covington

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