Swarming Bugs

Termite Swarm on sidewalk

During the warm seasons in Kansas it is typical to see swarming bugs flying around or amassing in various locations. A large mass of winged insects near or inside your home or place of business is very startling to see. People tend to panic because there are so many insects present in a swarm. Panic is not necessary, but insect … Read More

The Coroner’s Caddy Visits Wichita, KS

As part of the Deader than Dead Tour, the Coroner's Caddy stopped by the Keeper of the Plains in Wichita, Kansas.

The Patton Termite & Pest Control team was thrilled to hear that Corteva, our Sentricon® provider, would be sending the Coroner’s Caddy to visit us in Wichita, Kansas. The Coroner’s Caddy is a hearse with a 7 foot dead termite on top. The Caddy, which is part of the “Deader Than Dead Tour”, is touring the US and stopping by … Read More

How Does an Exterminator Treat for Termites?

termite technician pulling termite station out of the ground to check it

Do you want to know what all treatment for termites entails by a professional exterminator? Read the article below for a detailed description of the process a professional will take to treat  your property for termites. About Termites   Termites are wood-destroying insects that live in the soil. They are present in every state in the United States except for Alaska. … Read More

Termite Treatment Kills the Colony

termite treatment

Colony Elimination with Sentricon Termite treatment is best managed by a professional. It is not something that can be solved with over the counter products or sprays. Our treatment can only be provided by a licensed and certified technician. The termite treatment that we use is called the Sentricon Always Active Colony Elimination System®. Each termite bait station is equipped with enough … Read More

How Can I Tell If I Have Termites?

Termites are small but they have the ability to impact your Wichita home in a big way. So many homes in Kansas have termite colonies living in the foundation without the homeowners even realizing it. According to the National Pest Management Association, termites are responsible for as much as five billion worth of property damage each year. In fact, as … Read More

Termite Swarm Homes in April

What is a termite swarm? Termites can unexpectedly explode from a tiny hole in a wall or a crack in cement creating a horrific scene for homeowners known as a termite swarm. The swarm is the emergence of large numbers of reproductive termites from a termite colony, usually in the spring when conditions are just right. These winged insects, brownish … Read More

Interview with the Owner

What should home owners be thinking about right now? This time of year, people should be getting ready for bugs that will emerge in the spring. Brown recluses are hibernating in the attic and having babies and once it warms up they will come down looking for food. Because of this, it’s best to be proactive and do an attic … Read More

Green Without the Wimpy

[heading type=2]A Green Product That Actually Works[/heading] We’ve all been there before. Green detergents that don’t actually get your clothes clean. Water-saving toilets that have to be flushed twice. Does the promise of green always come at the cost of compromise? Not always. A growing number of green products actually equal or outperform less earth-friendly options. That’s the case with … Read More

Mapping the Termite Genome?

Termites are a big problem for all of us in Wichita, from different companies and industrial spaces to individual homes and apartments. They are certainly persistent and troublesome little things. Once they get into any structure, it is important to act quickly and go to great lengths to deal with them. Most of the time, it requires a lot of … Read More

Termites in my home!

Spring is a season we all wait for here in Wichita – the sun starts to shine, the flowers start to bloom, and the termites come out to feast. Well, that last one isn’t necessarily the best thing to happen in spring. In fact, it can be one of the worst things that happen to your home. Termite infestations show … Read More