As the incredibly cold winter comes to an end, homeowners across America are looking forward to the warm weather and fun activities of summer. However, with this pleasant weather comes the return of insects and pests, and troublesome termites who are beginning their swarming season.
Let’s take a look at the risks of termite swarming season and what you can do to protect your home.
What is Termite Swarming Season?
Termite swarming season is a period in the spring when termite populations rapidly grow and spread due to the warm weather.
When a termite hive has grown too large and food supplies are stretched too thin, mature male termites will grow wings and flee the colony in an effort to start new colonies with fresh food supplies.
While 90% of these fleeing termites die of exposure or are eaten by predators, enough survivors are able to find breeding grounds and mates for the termite population to live on.
What Are the Risks of Termite Swarming Season?
Termite swarms and infestations can do severe damage to your property.
A single pair can spawn millions of termites that eat away at all of the wood supplies around them, including the interiors of homes. House repairs caused by termite damage cost Americans over $5 billion a year.
By the time homeowners become aware of termite infestations, it’s already too late.
How to Protect Your Home Against Termites
Although it is difficult to fight a termite infestation once it’s in place, there are a number of preventive options that homeowners can use, the best of which include products from Sentricon.
Sentricon systems are small cylinders that are installed on your property and contain a special bait that is toxic to termites. If discovered by worker termites, the insects will either ingest the bait on the spot and die, or carry it back to their hives as food, killing the hive and its queen.
Sentricon is a non-disruptive solution that only needs to be replaced once a year. This means that once it is in the ground, you can set it and forget it.
Termite infestations are a nightmare for any homeowner, but having the right experts and defenses will put your mind at ease. Give the insect experts at Parker Pest Control a call today at 1-800-324-2847 or visit us online for more advice on how to maintain a hive-free home.