Termite Prevention: The Necessity of Termite Control Services
Due to our year-round warm weather, termites can cause problems for Arizona home and business owners anytime during the year. Every year, more than two million Americans discover termites in their homes. Effective termite control is a necessity because termites cause billions of dollars’ worth of structural damage annually, and only rarely are termite damages covered in homeowner property insurance policies.
Homeowners are often unaware that they have termites. They may wonder why they find insect wings shed around their home, and what that might mean. This phenomenon may be the result of termite swarming.
Termite infestations commonly begin as a result of swarming, which is the time when termites reproduce. After termites discover a new place to nest, they will settle into their new surroundings and lose their wings. Since termites are sensitive to sunlight, swarming typically happens at night. Typically, swarming happens in springtime. Drywood termites usually swarm from April to July, while subterranean termites swarm from March to June. While it can be uncommon, termites may swarm year-round. Here in Gilbert, we have seen evidence of termite swarms at all times of the year.
Other Signs of Termite Infestation
Maybe you have not seen tiny insect wings lying around your property, but what are other common termite warning signs? Have you found visible wood shavings that look like tiny splinters or sawdust by small holes in the wood of your home? Do the walls, furniture, or cabinetry appear to be unexplainably damaged? Have you noticed drywall that appears to be crumbling or floors that appear to be sagging? Are there areas on your walls where paint begins mysteriously bulging outward? Have you noticed odd-looking pencil-sized mud tubes connecting soil to wood?
Getting a Termite Inspection
If you are noticing any of these signs, you need a termite inspection right away. These signs typically are symptoms of structural damage to your home caused by a termite infestation. Typically, the earlier you catch termite damage, the lower your out-of-pocket repair costs will be.
We offer quick and affordable termite inspections, and we are just a quick phone call away. Call us today if you would like an inspection.
Why Termite Prevention is Important
Termites often cause significant damage to homes before the homeowner is even aware that termites have infested their property. Therefore, the best defense against termites is to implement protective measures to your home to prevent termite infestations. After all, you will not want a future termite swarm to find your home to be a juicy and attractive meal.
Do not wait until you have a termite infestation and a hefty termite damage repair bill to take termite threats seriously. Invest in taking anti-termite measures now to avoid future damage. To learn more about our methods for implementing termite prevention in your home, check out our termite information page.
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