Your home is probably the largest purchase you will ever make. It is a huge investment, and wood destroying insects such as subterranean termites can destroy it. Trust Pest Defense Solutions to protect your Oklahoma City home from these ugly invaders. We are fully licensed with the state of Oklahoma to treat for termites.
We provide termite treatments for existing homes, pre-construction treatments, and termite inspection reports approved by all mortgage lenders, including VA and FHA loans. So call us today for the top termite pest control in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Post-construction Termite Treatments
There are a number of reasons you might want to consider having your home treated for termites. Maybe you saw swarming reproductive adult termites flying out from the foundation of your home, or you noticed some damage to your drywall or baseboards. Or perhaps you noticed termites in your wood pile and you want to be proactive and treat your home before an infestation occurs. Regardless of your reason, call us so we can discuss your options. We will give you a customized estimate based on your unique property.
Since subterranean termites invade your home from the soil, we focus on creating a continuous vertical pesticide barrier around the entire exterior of your home. This involves digging a trench around the exterior and filling it up with a top quality liquid termiticide. Concrete slab directly abutting the house is drilled into to make holes large enough to perform a sub-slab injection of the termiticide. By doing this, termite colonies already inside the home will contact the barrier as they move in and out of the house, and new colonies will be prevented from gaining entry. We also treat damaged areas inside the home by injecting foam termiticide directly into the walls. Our treatments are very thorough, and our crew usually completes the job in 4-6 hours.
Pre-construction Termite Treatments
A common practice in modern construction is to treat foundation soil with an approved termiticide before the concrete slab is poured. Treating the entire area underneath a structure makes it very difficult for subterranean termites to enter the structure from the ground. Since the treated soil is protected from the elements after the concrete is poured, the treatment can remain effective for years due to the slow break down of the termiticide.
We also offer an option to treat the bare stubs with a termiticide that will prevent infestations. This is done immediately after framing and before the drywall or siding is installed.
Termites thrive in Oklahoma Cities sandy soil, making pre-construction termite treatments extremely important. If you are building a home, tell your contractor you want a pre-construction treatment, and then call us to schedule it!
Termite Inspection Reports
Termite inspection reports are sometimes required by mortgage lenders. Even if your lender doesn’t require the termite inspection report, it’s a good idea you get an inspection done before purchasing a home. Termite damage can lead to costly repairs. Let our trained technicians pinpoint any potential problem areas so that you can be a better informed buyer.
Bed bugs are making a strong comeback in the United States and have become a real-life nightmare for many people. One of the serious problems with bed bugs is that they multiply rapidly, a single female bed bug can lay hundreds of eggs in a lifetime. The longer you wait, the more there will be!
Bed bugs survive off the blood from humans and animals. Although bed bugs are not known to transmit disease, their mere presence is extremely disturbing for many people. Bed bug bites can cause irritation, redness, severe rashes, and can leave blood spots on your sheets.
Bed Bugs in Oklahoma City are found in hotels, homes, and apartments. They are readily transferred throughout our community through clothing, used furniture, luggage, backpacks, and a myriad of other ways.
However they invaded your space, you want them gone. And you’ve come to the right place. Pest Defense Solutions is premier Oklahoma City bed bugs pest control company. Not all bed bug services are created equally. We go above and beyond to offer a thorough service that is not only extremely effective, but more affordable than many of our competitors.
With bed bugs, we leave nothing to chance, so we treat every possible hiding place with EPA approved bed bug products that work. We work with you in a joint effort to eliminate these pesky critters. This begins with the initial inspection then continues as we formulate and carry out a control program, and it doesn’t end until you are bed bug free!
Question: How do I know if I have bed bugs?
Answer: Bed bugs are nocturnal and prefer to stay close to where you rest or sleep. If you notice bites on your skin when you wake up, bed bugs could be responsible. Look for other signs like blood spots on your sheets. Pull up your sheets and check your mattress to see if you can find any bugs or eggs. Look at the seams of your mattress for black spots and stains-this could be bed bug feces.
Check throughout the room for living bugs, their eggs, or their molted skin. Do a quick internet search for bed bug images to help you determine if anything you found is actually a bed bug. Adult bed bugs are easy to identify. They are not extremely small like fleas. If you have any doubt, call us for a free inspection. We can help ascertain the presence of a bed bug infestation, and we can give you a free estimate for treatment.
Cockroaches are among the most successful organisms on earth. They have been around for millions of years, and they aren’t leaving anytime soon. With their high resiliency and rapid colony growth, they can pose a serious risk. A study through the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has reported that 78 to 98 percent of urban homes have cockroaches – with as many as 900 to 330,000 per home!
But, don’t worry, we at Pest Defense Solutions can protect your home or business- we guarantee it! We specialize in cockroach pest control in Oklahoma City by doing a very thorough inspection and using the latest technology to stay ahead of your roach problems.
Cockroaches have helped spread 33 kinds of bacteria (including E. coli and Salmonella types), more than 7 types of human pathogens and 6 parasitic worms.
“You have good reason to be concerned when you hear the pitter-patter of little cucaracha feet in your [home or business]. Cockroaches have the potential to lead to two health issues:
First, the little buggers can contaminate your environment by [scattering] droppings and bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant strains. These bacteria, like salmonella, can cause issues such as food poisoning. Yikes!
Second, cockroaches can leave behind tiny parts of their body that can settle in the dust in your home. These “cockroach allergens” are known as a major contributor to allergies, asthma, and other breathing problems. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (link is external), you might be experiencing a roach allergy if you have a stuffy nose that won’t go away, a skin rash, and year-round respiratory symptoms, like coughing, wheezing, and chest tightness (though other health issues could lead to these symptoms so you may want to check with a health care provider, just to be sure).” http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/answered-questions/health-risks-cockroaches
Cockroaches and pet waste:
Besides the smell, pet waste is also a constant source of food for insects, a health risk for pets, and it can destroy your lawn.
- Cockroaches, beetles, crickets and grubs are often coprophagous- meaning they eat feces.
- These same insects, along with birds, rodents, frogs, snakes, and lizards can host a parasite called Link 1:Physaloptera spp- a stomach worm that can cause serious infections.
- Pet waste contains high levels of Link 2: nitrogen that kills grass. These yellow or “burnt” spots will usually require new sod or reseeding in the general area.
Pest Defense Solutions also offers once or twice a week services that are designed to make you and your pets happy. Link: Call now for information about our low rates and services.
Question: What are the most common types of roaches in Oklahoma?
Answer: The German, American, and oriental roaches are found throughout Oklahoma City and surrounding areas.
Question: What makes roaches so hard to get rid of?
Answer: For one, their ability to chew allows them to eat more than just common human food. Roaches share our love for the common macro-nutrients: complex carbohydrates, protein, fat, and simple sugars. But if “ideal” food sources are scarce, roaches have been known to eat leather, the starch in book binding glue, plant matter, and decaying animal and insect corpses. They are truly versatile with their diet, and they exhibit this same versatility when it comes to their adaptability to various living conditions.
Although roaches prefer dark, humid, small spaces to hide, they can move out into the open if necessary, and can survive almost any climate. Some roaches are rather good flyers, but most prefer to crawl or hitch-hike on objects and animals, this way they can spread effectively in order to create new populations.
One of the primary reasons that roaches are so successful is because of their astonishing ability to reproduce. German roach females in particular lay a large number of eggs, and they reach sexual maturity at a very early age. German roach females carry the egg sac for a long time during development, which helps protect the baby roaches from harm. These roaches are also very small, which allows them to hide easily, increasing their adaptability.
Roaches have also developed a high resistance to some pesticides. This can create challenges to control, but at Pest Defense Solutions we understand this, and we treat with insecticides that even roaches can’t tolerate. We will oftentimes combine a variety of insecticide formulations and active ingredients to hit the roaches from a number of angles, creating a synergistic assault on an infestation.
Question: What can I do to help get rid of roaches at my home or place of business?
Answer: Cleanliness is critical to preventing roach infestations, as is the case with most types of pests. If you have a current infestation, make sure that you clean your home or business as thoroughly as possible. Make sure to remove any possible food sources, and scrub behind kitchen appliances if necessary. Grease is a favorite of German roaches, so make sure to degrease your kitchen.
Pest Defense Solutions can help seal up your home to prevent possible entry points. It will also help if you remove clutter, especially items in storage that could be considered trash. Make sure to address any areas of your home where there may be excessive moisture build-up, such as leaky plumbing.
The most important step you can take is to call us for help. If you let a roach problem continue, it can turn into a severe infestation, which will increase the time required to conquer and control their rapid expansion. Pest Defense Solutions will develop a custom plan based on your specific issue. The longer you wait, the more there will be! Call now to schedule a free inspection>>>>
A weed is by definition a plant out of place. And there are plenty of weeds in Oklahoma. The warm climate and long growing season, among other things, contribute to an abundance of weeds. At Pest Defense Solutions, we regard weeds as green pests, and we are here to help you rid your yard of these unsightly plants.
Weed Control Services
We offer weed control services aimed at riding your dirt and gravel areas of weeds. We don’t currently offer weed service in lawns. Our weed service utilizes two types of herbicides, pre-emergent herbicides and post-emergent herbicides.
Herbicides Used for Treatment
Post-emergent herbicides are designed to kill existing weeds. A post-emergent herbicide will always be mixed with a pre-emergent herbicide.
Pre-emergent herbicides help prevent weeds from growing in the first place. Our treatments will therefore kill your weeds, and keep them from growing back. Control can last for up to three months, and many customers have us perform 2-3 treatments per year.
Call us today for a free estimate! Our straightforward pricing is based on the area being treated. All we need to do is measure your yard and then we can give you a fair quote. PHONE 405-972-5222
Learn more about some of our other Oklahoma City pest control services. If your residence or business is suffering from bed bugs, find out about our guaranteed bed bug pest control.
(When possible, we remove and relocate honey bees to protect their hive) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/mar04/form0304.pdf
Wasps, hornets, and bees are all members of the order Hymenoptera, a group which includes ants. They are serious pests because their presence goes far beyond simply being a nuisance. If their nest or hive is in the wrong location, they pose a considerable threat to humans because of their venomous sting.
These stings can be very painful, and certain people who are prone to Anaphylactic shock can potentially die due to a severe allergic reaction. Furthermore, bee colonies that are established within structures can cause significant structural damage from honey and wax buildup on interior surfaces.
If bees, wasps, or hornets have become a pest around your Oklahoma property, Pest Defense Solutions can eliminate them or safely remove and relocate them. Stop worrying and call us today at (405) 972-5222. Our work is guaranteed for 30 days, and you won’t get stung trying to do it yourself!
Wasp, hornet and bee pest control in Oklahoma City is just one of the many pest control services that we provide here at Pest Defense Solutions OKC. For a complete list of services click HERE. Give us a call here 405-972-5222
You love your dogs and cats. But you may love them less when they bring fleas and ticks into your home. Not only do fleas and ticks pose a health risk to your pets, but they can harm your family. We have the top flea and tick pest control in Oklahoma City, call now if you are having a problem with fleas and ticks.
These pests possess piercing-sucking mouth parts that can penetrate skin and suck human and animal blood. Both insects are considered parasites because of their reliance on a warm-blooded host to survive. Fleas have powerful legs that allow them to jump a great distance relative to body size, and ticks are also well adapted to hitch-hike on animals and humans.
Pest Defense Solutions utilizes a variety of techniques to rid your Oklahoma home and property of blood sucking ticks and fleas. We offer both whole-yard and targeted treatments aimed at killing all life stages of these parasites. Our products will disrupt the flea and tick reproductive cycle, so that future problems are minimized. We will enlist your help to create a treatment plan that actually works!
Question: What do I need to do to prepare for a flea and tick treatment?
Answer: For yard treatments, make sure to remove all toys from your yard. Also, make sure to remove any items that you would commonly touch, such as garden tools. Be prepared to have your dog in a crate or kennel during treatment. For interior treatments, clean your house as much as possible. Focus on removing any pet hair that has accumulated. It’s also a good idea to vacuum your pet’s bed and all carpets thoroughly. Cleaning will go a long way in improving the effectiveness of the treatment.
Perhaps the most important thing you can do to improve the efficacy of the treatment is to treat your pet directly with an approved tick and flea shampoo immediately after we treat the property. In addition to a good bath, consider using an ointment such as Frontline for long term control of fleas and ticks on your pet. Treating your pet is important to preventing re-infestations from occurring.
Question: Do you have to spray the inside of my house?
Answer: If you allow your pets indoors, or if we find fleas or ticks inside, we will most likely recommend an interior treatment. If your dogs or cats are exclusively outdoor animals, an exterior treatment is usually all that is necessary.
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The Brown Recluse Spider
Brown recluse spiders are very prominent around the Oklahoma City area. Other commonly known names are the “brown fiddler”, “violin spider” or “fiddleback spider”. They are one of two spiders in North America with medically significant venom, the other being the Black Widow.
Identification: One way to identify the brown recluse is to look for a “fiddle” or “violin” shape on its back. The body itself is usually light brown in color but can range from a whitish brown to a blackish grey.
Life-Cycle: Brown Recluse spiders can live for about 3 years. Females can produce 3 egg sacs every two to three months. Each sac contains approximately 50 eggs. These spiders are very resilient, and can live for 6 months to a year without food.
Habitat: Brown Recluse spiders prefer to live in undisturbed places, but since they hunt for their food, they are often found throughout the home. Common areas to find the brown recluse are:
- bed sheets or beds
- work gloves
- apparel lying on the floor
Bite: Brown recluse spiders contain a potentially deadly hemotoxic venom. The bite may not be felt initially and usually only occurs when the spider is agitated or pressed against the skin. Symptoms may vary depending on the bite and age of the victim, therefore it is recommended that you research and consult with a health care professional to determine proper diagnosis.
If you suspect you have brown recluse spiders living in your home, call us immediately for a free termite inspection in Oklahoma City. When it comes to your health and well being, pest control is a no brainer.
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If you suspect you have rat or mice problems, you’ve come to the right place. With a simple call to Pest Defense Solutions, your rodent worries will be gone fast. Our pest control system for rodents is the most advanced and effective, using the latest technology to get rid of those hard to reach critters.
Health and Economic Threat
Rodents pose a significant threat to human health. They have been responsible for the spread of many diseases throughout history which have resulted in countless deaths. Hantavirus, allergens, food-borne illnesses, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, typhoid, dysentery, and flea and tick associated diseases are all associated with rodents.
Because of modern day advancements in sanitation, better rodent control practices, and modern day medicine, these problems have largely been mitigated. But there is always a risk of new outbreaks. And besides, who knows where these little guys have been! Like insects, rats and mice can spread disease and filth throughout your home, which makes rodent pest control in Oklahoma especially important.
Rodents can also pose a serious threat to your property. In both residential and commercial settings, they can damage the structure of buildings by gnawing and burrowing through ceilings, walls, and floors. They can chew through pipes and electrical wiring, and can damage computer and internet systems.
Mice and rat feces, urine, and carcasses can rot building material and cause terrible odor problems. In commercial settings in particular, they can spoil food in warehouses, during transport, and at the point of sale. Unless they are quickly dealt with, these pests will never stop- they work day and night scavenging for food, nesting materials without any regard to your personal property.
Rodents that are dangerous and problematic to humans are known as “commensal” rodents. Commensal means “to share a table”, and rats and mice have wanted to share things with mankind for thousands of years. There are three commensal rodent species that are common enemies to in almost all parts of the globe. These include house mice, Norway rats, and roof rats.
These rodents are especially dependent on humans. Oklahoma has other species that can be occasional invaders. These include field mice and pack rats, which tend to be more “wild”, but they can be opportunistic and exploit resources such as human food and shelter. It is not uncommon to find a field mouse wandering into your property here in Oklahoma, especially if you live on the outskirts of town in a developing subdivision or in “the country”.
Rodent Pest Control That Works
At Pest Defense Solutions El Paso, we are equipped with the tools and knowledge to assist you in implementing an effective rodent control plan. We use a variety of techniques to control these pesky little critters. We offer rodent baiting, exclusions, trapping and even relocation. Call us today to schedule your free termite inspection Oklahoma City!
Some Pigeons are a nuisance in Oklahoma City. They were first introduced into the United States as domesticated birds, but some escaped and formed feral populations. They have invaded Oklahoma, and are found throughout the city in both residential and industrial settings.
These populations have continued to rely on humans for food and shelter in almost all urban environments. Pigeons will eat a wide variety of food, including trash, making them an extremely adaptable and hardy species.
Many pigeons prefer large, flat roofed buildings in which to roost, so they are very common in commercial and industrial environments. Pigeon feces can cause costly damage to commercial buildings. Feces not only significantly damages roofing, but it can affect building siding and signage.
Pest Defense Solutions offers a commercial pigeon baiting program and pest control system that is designed to scare pigeon flocks away from your facility. We offer one-time and routine baiting programs aimed at removing the pigeons, and keeping them away.
Pigeons are found throughout Oklahoma’s residential neighborhoods, particularly in the newer developments around town. Many home owners come to us in desperation because they “have tried everything” to get rid of their pigeon problem, and have failed.
Delaying action is not advisable, as pigeon feces can damage your roof and the exterior finish of your home. Not only does pigeon feces damage your home, pigeon noise is also a common complaint that can cause sleepless nights. Pigeons can also attract mites and fleas, thus leading to other pest problems.
Fighting pigeons on your own rarely works. Gimmicky techniques such as mounting owls on your roof are almost always ineffective with pigeons. Make the decision to hire a professional before it is too late.
Eliminate the frustration and hire Pest Defense Solutions to use proven techniques to rid your home of pigeons. We offer a baiting program designed to scare them off of your entire roof. When a problem exists in a small area, such as on a decorative ledge, we have an effective option designed to exclude the pigeons from the area.
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