With spring brings termite mating season with winged termites taking flight. Termites cause $5 billion a year in damage to structures across America so it’s important to be aware of them and know how to find and fight them.
Spring is the swarming season for most subterranean termites. Most species of subterranean termites swarm during the spring and summer months typically on a warm day with calm winds after a rainfall.
Since most species of termites swarm in the spring and summer, this timeframe is when homeowners are most likely to notice signs of infestation.
Here are a few tips for preventing termite infestations.
- Repair leaks and replace water-damaged wood. Termites are more attracted to damp wood which is softer and easier for them to eat.
- Clear your yard of debris. If you have logs branches stumps and cardboard in the yard termites will find it.
- keep wood piles far from your home. Again termites are attracted to your woodpiles and can easily move into your walls.
- Clean the gutters and apply weather stripping to doors and windows.
- Avoid leading soil touch with new your home. If you createPierier It’s between the soil in the wood exterior of your home you have less chance of an infestation.