By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2019
Taylor Reed, sales representative and Shelia Jean, vice president of Mother Nature's Pest and Lawn.
When the temperature in Oklahoma begins to warm, you might notice clouds of small insects swarming about in your yard. You may choose to dismiss the sight as a mere annoyance, but there could very likely be a more severe problem looming just out of sight. Termite swarms are the dark cloud of a potentially dangerous storm of destruction in your home if left untreated.
The family at Mother Nature Pest Control have been working to help homeowners battle the bugs for 42 years. Vice president, Shelia Jean and sales representative, Taylor Reed, stress prevention as the best deterrent for damaging termites. “You really want to make sure that you have something in place before you see the termite swarms,” said Taylor. “Once you see the swarms, it’s usually too late. They could already have caused damage to your home.” Mother Nature experts are Certified Specialists in the use of the Sentricon System with Always Active Technology, a series of baited traps, strategically placed around the home, to ensure that termites meet their demise. This scientifically designed system is the No. 1 brand in termite protection. The Sentricon system is superior to toxic poisons that are not only dangerous to people and pets but only treat the termites that cross its path. The system effectively uses baited capsules buried around the perimeter of a home or business. Any termites in the vicinity will take the bait and deliver it back to the queen and the colony, ultimately killing them all. “A termite colony can be 5 feet below the ground,” said Taylor. “You have to be able to eliminate the colony to ensure total protection of your home.”
Termites are very common wood-eating insects that can cause billions of dollars in damage to homes across the U.S. A colony of termites can range in number of a few hundred to enormous societies of several million. “Detection of termites can be tricky,” said Shelia. “Usually once they are noticed, it’s when damage has already been done. If you have issues with moles or gophers in your yard, this could be an indication that you have termites,” said Shelia. “Termites are a big food source for them.” Mole control is also offered.
Now is the time to get the Sentricon System into place, before the arrival of spring and the ensuing swarms begin. To provide the best possible service, Mother Nature offers a 21-point inspection for termites and other pests. They recommend inspections annually. “It’s almost the same as going to the doctor for a yearly physical,” said Taylor. “It’s just as important to make sure that your home is healthy and protected.”
Once termites begin infestation in the home, they may go unnoticed until extensive damage has occurred inside the walls.
Mother Nature expertise is available in all areas of pest control in addition to termites, including bedbugs. These nasty critters have been making the news lately as a growing problem for many. It is a myth that they are only found in beds, as they can be found on furniture, carpet and even toys. “They can attach themselves to anything,” said Shelia, “which make them a big nuisance for anyone who travels.” Shelia advises caution when purchasing used merchandise as this is a common way for them to spread. Once they are detected in the home, the elimination process entails thorough treatment and follow up. “It can be a nightmare for people, and it can happen to anyone,” said Shelia. “We can help eliminate them quickly.”
In addition to pest control services, Mother Nature is also a trusted name for lawn care, providing weed control and fertilizing.
Without prevention, termites can infest and cause immensely expensive damage.
A colony of termites can range in number of a few hundred to enormous societies of several million.
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