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.
As the temperatures drop outside you may be fooled into thinking that termites will either hibernate or be killed off by the cold temperatures. Unfortunately, the cold temps can make your home even more of a target because termites are seeking warmth from your home. It’s true they aren’t as active and don’t swarm until the spring, but they aren’t dormant and don’t hibernate for the winter. Instead, they retreat to their nests until the temperatures warm up.
Many people believe that they don’t need pest control in the cold winter months because many pests such as wasps and scorpions aren’t in sight. However, a little continued pest maintenance in the winter months will help homeowners prepare for the warmer weather. Some pests like to hibernate in your home during the colder weather. Spiders and rodents tend to make their way indoors and take up residence creating a problem for all the humans living in the home.
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