‘Tis the Season for Termites
Dust mites can stir up your allergies something awful. Ants can spread disease, ruin food, and cause a good bit of trouble in your pantry. You probably aim your spring cleaning efforts at these troublesome little entities. However, another kind of bug can be highly destructive and wreak complete havoc on your home. This bug is the termite.
Some people say that you don’t need to pay for an inspection when you can just tell if you have termites in your home. However, once you see winged termites, your home is probably already in serious trouble. Why? Well, termites live in colonies. When a colony is successful, the termite population begins to spread out. This is accomplished by winged termites who leave in search of new breeding grounds.
Thus, if you see winged termites in your home, you’ll know that they are already living and breeding elsewhere, too. It’s important to check for termites so you can find them before they spread. However, it’s a good idea to get a professional inspection to ensure you don’t miss anything important.
Pest control companies can generally perform initial inspections for free. They are experienced and know where to look for termites. The bugs generally live in wet, protected environments, but early colonies can be easy to miss for even the most experienced searcher. It’s best to have a pest control company come check your home for termites before it becomes overrun.
If your home does become infested, results can be disastrous – entire frames have been destroyed, homes have been ruined, and many millions of dollars have been spent in attempted remedies. Spring is a great time to check for termites, as they tend to get out of control in spring, as do many insects.
Some people have trouble telling termites from other bugs like winged ants, so it’s important to have a professional evaluate your home. A little time spent now can save time and money later. An inspection is worth it – don’t fall prey to the common misconception that termite infestations are always obvious!