Termite Season Is Just About Here – Are You Ready?
Once the weather gets warmer, the termites start swarming, and while it’s still winter outside, spring is just around the corner, so there’ s no time like the present to start preparing. As a homeowner, you have to keep a solid vigil against termites and call pest control professionals like us the moment you spot signs of these creatures. Wondering what those signs might be? Take a look.
- Wood that sounds hollow
- The presence of mud tubes on your exterior walls
- The presence of cracks or paint that is distorted on wood surfaces
- Spotting winged termites that are able to reproduce, which are called swarmers
- The presence of termite droppings, called frass, which looks like sawdust on the floor.
If you see any of these, contact us immediately. This is important since termites do over 5 billion dollars worth of damage every year to homes and businesses in the U.S. Termites can cause some major structural damages to buildings and can destroy everything that you have worked so hard to achieve.
There are several things you can do to ensure your home is unattractive to termites. First, make any repairs as soon as they are necessary. Wet or damaged wood is an engraved invitation for termites to invade. Keep all of the trees on your property healthy, and keep your firewood pile well away from your home. Finally, consider a professional inspection at least once a year. When termites are just establishing their presence on your property it can be hard for a layman to find them and a yearly inspection by a professional will find them and finding them in the first year of their infestation while the damage is still minimal and before they do irreparable damage is extremely important.
To schedule an inspection or learn more about what you can do to prevent termites, contact us today.