It’s true that termites cause an estimated $5 billion in property damage each year in the United States. Unfortunately, this cost is usually not covered by homeowners insurance. That is why it is important to proactively prevent these pests from establishing a colony in and around your home. It’s no wonder when people find wood rot that they often assume the worst-case scenario, a termite infestation. How do you tell the difference?
Termites have been around for millions of years. In fact, a 2015 article published by BBC.com says they are the oldest society on earth that was first created about 200 million years ago. The termite society is extremely successful due to their ability to get along with each other, allowing them adaptability when they are threatened.
Spring is practically here and along with it comes termites. When the season turns, the termites swarm. These guys have been waiting for the cold winter months to end so they can get out and about. Watch out for these signs that you could have a termite infestation.
Insects such as wasps, scorpions, and ants do not typically adhere to man-made borders. However, they generally stay within areas that have an available food supply, weather, environmental factors, water supply, and areas that are conducive to mating patterns. They are also very territorial once they find these desirable factors. One way to keep them away from your home is to avoid giving them the things they desire and need by keeping things around your home tidy and free of water and food sources. Wasps can be difficult to get rid of after they have found the ideal conditions. Terminator Termite and Pest Control developed a new product and application method in 2014 to eliminate wasps from setting up nests on a structure.
Just because the thermometer and calendar says that it is winter, doesn’t mean that it’s too early to start thinking about wasp prevention. Wasps tend to show up as uninvited guests to outdoor events where they are interested in your food or drink and can potentially become aggressive. Wasps are beneficial and aid in pollution. They are attracted to flowers that feed on the sweet, high-energy nectar they produce. They are attracted to some more than others; therefore, keeping those plants out of your yard will help keep them away from your home.
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