This is the time of year that many pests come out of overwintering or are emerging. There are many pests that need to wait for the spring weather to hit. They need the warmth of the days to come out of their state of hibernation. The warm air will bring out the food that many other pests need as well. This is why you also see plants and flowers out too. One of the types of pests that love the spring weather are termites. If you live in an area that has termites you want to be very conscious of what they look like and what you can do to avoid them. The termites will start to swarm in the spring and these large swarms will stop when they find a place to set up their new colony. Your house can be just the place they were looking for. If you happen to notice there is swarm in your area you want to make sure you have your home inspected. You also need to be sure that you are not attracting them to your house or your property.
Stewart Termite & Pest Control Outlines What Attracts Termites to Your House
Termites in Woodpile: During the cold winter months many people choose to have a fire to either warm their home up or they have it outdoors as a way to enjoy the outdoors and stay warm. As the weather starts to change and warm up the left over wood that you have around your home can be a problem. The warmer weather means that you are not going to be using the exposed wood. The wood pile that you have might be too near your home and that can be attracting termites. If you have the wood pile and it is not covered it can look like a big fresh meal for the termite colony. The colony needs to have wood to eat and when they finish with the wood pile the next logical spot to invade is your house. You want to get rid of your wood pile or at least have it covered.
Termites are Attracted to Clogged Gutters: Another problem that exists at the end of the long winter months happens to be with the gutters around your house. They can become filled with water, dirt and debris that can be attracting termites. They not only want to have access to open wood and exposed wood but they also need to have access to some moisture. The moisture is perfectly reachable around the top of your house in your gutters. Then they can get in your home through the eves and any small gaps. The framing can be attacked by the colony. If they get in the walls of your house you may not realize there is a problem until they have caused a lot of damage. Does Mulch Attract Termites?: The winter also means that you have likely used mulch to cover the ground and protect it. The mulch is keeping the moisture in the ground and around the trees that could possibly be food for a colony. You want to make sure that you keep any mulch on the ground away from the base of your home and if you see a termite swarm, you call a professional pest control company that specializes in termites for an immediate inspection.
Termite Inspection & Treatment
Stewart Termite & Pest Control can come out to check for an infestation of termites. Call us today to have your home checked with a thorough termite inspection. We will then recommend a custom treatment plan best suited to your property and circumstances.