Termites: What To Look Out For
Termites are nasty critters that are known to eat wood and cause billions of dollars' worth of property damage in the US. Unfortunately, termite damage isn't always covered by homeowners insurance, so the best way that you can prevent termite damage from happening to your home is through prevention and early detection.
In this article, we are going to point out some of the early warning signs that indicate termites and their activity.
Termites Near Your Property
The termites might not be in your home, yet, but they could be nearby. This can be true if you have old stumps, buildings, and wood piles near your home. You're going to want to check them regularly for termite activity. Signs of termites include the termites themselves or mud tubes/round tunnels in wood.
Termite colonies near your home are a bad sign. It's really only a matter of time before they infest your home. Once a termite colony reaches a certain size, winged swarmers take flight in search of new food sources and shelter. They don't go far, so your home is likely their next target.
As we mentioned before, swarmers are flying termites and they are tiny, often confused for flying ants. They travel in large swarms, so they're easy to spot. Swarmers shed their wings once they land on their new home.
These bugs are most active in the spring, but that doesn't mean they won't strike during the winter or any other season. If you see a cloud of tiny flying insects, piles of wings on window sills or door frames, it's time to consult a professional pest control provider like TLC Pest Protection.
Contact Expert Pest Control Providers
Termites are no joke and they can cause astonishing damage to your property. If you note any signs of termite activity near or in your home, contact the pest control experts of TLC Pest Protection. Our team can provide you with the services and guidance you need to protect your property from unwanted pests.
Contact us today to learn more about our extermination services.