As the colder days, weeks, and months tick by, our anticipation of warmer weather grows. Many people are excited to begin wearing short-sleeved shirts and shorts, going to the beach, and simply enjoying the spring and summer weather that is slowly inching toward us once again.
Unfortunately, we aren’t the only ones who want to take advantage of the comfortable spring weather. Termites will soon be back in full force—swarming, finding locations to set up new colonies, and spreading destruction to homes and properties. Termite swarmers are reproductive members of a mature termite colony that spread out to a new location to begin new colonies. When we see termite swarmers on our property, it is a sure fire sign that there is an existing termite infestation close to, or even on, your property.
When it comes to termites, early prevention is crucial to avoid the damage termites can cause to your home. Some termite colonies go unnoticed for months, or even years, at a time. This leads to greater destruction and costly repairs. It’s important to put preventative measures in place before termites have infested your home in order to deter them from choosing your property as a good site to set up their next colony.
How to Prevent Termites
Termites are attracted to moisture in your home, so take steps to eliminate moisture sources that may be present in your home or around your property.
Some of the most helpful preventative steps you can take include:
- Repair broken faucets, leaky piping, and dripping air conditioning units.
- Replace water-damaged or rotted areas of your home.
- Store firewood and other wooden materials away from the exterior walls of your home.
- Contact a professional right away if you notice signs of termites, such as warped flooring, sticking windows, or cracks in your walls and ceiling.
How to Get Rid of Termites
No matter how many prevention steps you take, your home will never be fully protected unless you enlist the help of a trusted pest control expert. At Witt Pest Management, we can give your home the protection it needs with environmentally responsible termite treatments that ensure the protection of your home and the environment. Contact Witt to learn more about all of our termite control options, or to schedule service!