The warmer weather brings us outside to take care of all those outdoor tasks we weren’t able to do during the cold winter months. This is the perfect time of year to take care of them, especially in this part of the country because it isn’t too hot yet and it’s not too cold. One of the first items on the to-do list is the landscaping. I love planting new flowers and sprucing up the flowerbeds brightening up the exterior of my home. However, did you know that using mulch too close to your home’s foundation could attract termites? Check out these things around your home that could be inviting termites to come on over:
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.
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