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Termite Swarming Season is Underway!

Termite swarming season has begun, and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) warns consumers to prepare for an active season. The NPMA explains that termites swarm in the spring and summer, making these seasons the prime time for homeowners to be vigilant about detecting infestations.

Termites are known for causing significant damage to homes and other structures. They are often referred to as “silent destroyers” because their presence can go unnoticed until it’s too late. Signs of a termite infestation can include the presence of mud tubes on exterior walls or foundation walls, discarded wings near windows or doors, and wood that sounds hollow when tapped.

To avoid the growing damage that can result from termite infestations, homeowners should take preventative measures. These measures include:

  1. Removing any wood debris or cellulose-based materials from around the home’s foundation.
  2. Keeping gutters clear of debris to prevent water from accumulating near the foundation.
  3. Maintaining proper ventilation in crawl spaces and attics to prevent moisture buildup.
  4. Fixing any leaks or moisture problems in and around the home.
  5. Monitoring wood sources, such as firewood or wood piles, and keeping them away from the home.

If homeowners suspect they have a termite infestation, they should leave it to licensed pest control professionals. Attempting to treat a termite infestation on your own can be risky and may result in even more damage to your home. Licensed pest control professionals have the knowledge, experience, and tools to accurately identify the type of termite and provide effective treatment options.

At Ecola, we offer a range of termite control services, including treatments for subterranean termites, drywood termites, and Formosan termites. Our team of experts can provide in-depth information about each type of termite and the behaviors and features that make them unique.

We can also discuss potential treatment options and help homeowners make an informed decision about the best course of action for their specific situation.

In conclusion, homeowners should be on the lookout for signs of termite infestations during swarming season and take preventative measures to avoid costly damage. If you believe you have a termite infestation, the first step to take is to get a thorough inspection from neighborhood professionals like those at Ecola Termite & Pest Control. Your Ecola pest inspector will be able to not only tell you which treatment is right for your home but also point out how you can make your home less vulnerable to termites.

To protect your property, call Ecola Termite & Pest Control today at (800) 332-BUGS (2847) for a free inspection from one of our qualified pest professionals.

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