Tackling Termite Season
Termite season is upon us, meaning your home may be at risk of termite damage or is already experiencing it. Termite season runs March-November. While termites technically are around all year, in colder climates they tend to slow down between December-February. Discovering that your home has termites can be a scary thing, but addressing the issue and preventing termites from taking over your home in the first place can be the best strategy.
How do I know if my home has termites?
Although it is termite season, your home may not be at risk depending on the location and upkeep of your home. But knowing how to recognize a termite problem can save your home if they ever decide to pay you a visit. Termites tend to gather in dark, humid environments, meaning you most likely won’t find them on a wood surface because they are actually inside the wood. If wood sounds hollow or empty, it could be because termites are inside eating the wood. Other signs of termites can be groups of winged insects, known as swarmers, gathering around the exterior of your home. They will build mud tubes in corners of your home to provide themselves with moisture while they search your home for food.
How do I get rid of termites?
Getting rid of termites can be an easy process if they haven’t completely invaded your home, but it also can be a complicated process. Identifying which type of termite has moved into your home and then removing its food source are the first steps in creating a solution. To eliminate termites, there are wood treatments and also liquid pesticides that you can apply to the soil around your home. More importantly, it is imperative that you properly identify the type of termite that is causing damage or invading your home in swarms. If you think your home has termites but are unsure, bring in Inspect-It 1st. We can quickly identify the type of termite as well as how to get rid of these pests for the long haul.
Termite season can cause many issues for the exterior and interior of your home if you aren’t prepared. Taking precautions to prepare your home for termite season is recommended and will keep your house ready to sell when the time comes. If you are concerned that termite season has taken a toll on your home, call your nearest Inspect-It 1st office. We can help you recognize the signs of termites and identify a solution to get rid of termites for once and for all.