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Termite Tips for Spring!

  • By:exxeltermite

Spring is officially here, and you are probably envisioning flowers blooming and great warm weather. However, this warm weather is increasing the possibility of termite infestations which can cause major damage to your property. Spring is prime time for termite populations as they emerge in search of new structures to invade.

Termite explorers, referred to as swarmers, will look for homes and are particularly attracted to structures that may have sustained damage from severe winter weather or have dead or decaying wood on the property. Once these swarmers have determined a home to be a good fit, it’s likely that they will settle in and begin a new colony, growing into a full-blown termite infestation over time.

If you haven’t already made a spring cleaning checklist, make sure you have that ready to check termites off your list. Here are several ways to keep these wood-eating organisms off your property

  • Eliminate or reduce moisture in and around the home, which termites need in order to thrive.
  • Repair leaking faucets, water pipes and exterior AC units.
  • Repair fascia, soffits and rotted roof shingles.
  • Routinely inspect the foundation of a home for signs of mud tubes
  • Monitor all exterior areas of wood, including windows, door frames and skirting boards for any noticeable changes.
  • Remove dead trees and replace rotting wood.
  • Keep foundation air vents fully exposed to keep moisture down.

Termite cannot be controlled with do it yourself measures. The most effective way to deter termites altogether is with the help of seasoned professional.  Our termite control involves detection, elimination, and prevention. Whether you need to rid your home of a termite infestation, or you want to safeguard your home to ensure that never happens, we can help.

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