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Winter has come to an end and warmer weather is greeted happily with backyard barbecues, children playing outside and spring landscape projects. However, there are some aspects of warmer weather that are not so welcomed. It is termite swarming season, and it is essential that homeowners learn all they possibly can about this destructive pest, so homes are better protected from the havoc a termite infestation can cause. Termites are responsible for over five billion dollars worth of structural damage each and every year.

Termite Swarming Season

As soon as temperatures begin to rise, termites begin to swarm and flourish, making spring their busiest time oftermite swarmers year. Once a termite colony successfully gains access to the inside of your home, they will chew through concrete, wood, carpeting, flooring and wallpaper twenty-four hours a day. Homeowners usually notice they have a termite problem during the swarming season. This is a time when termites are working hard to expand their colonies. However, often times, termites are already present in the home before being discovered during swarming season.

Sure Signs of Termites

There are a few sure signs that your home is in danger of being damaged by the presence of termites. Termites create tunnels made of mud that lead in, over and under wood structures. Keep a look out for any sign of these mud tunnels, where they come from and where they are leading to. Any wood structure or tree trunk that has been rotted out or darkened in color are other indications that termites are living on your property.

Proactive Termite Prevention

It is a good idea to be proactive and stop termites before they even have a chance at destroying your property. seal cracksSome simple steps you can take to reduce the risk of a termite infestation include eliminating any moisture around your home’s foundation. Seal cracks and holes to prevent termite entry. Do not stack firewood or lumber next to your home. Inspect wood carefully before bringing it into your home. Keep tree branches and other landscape trimmed and away from your house. Reduce the humidity in your home’s crawl spaces with proper ventilation. Most importantly, if you suspect any sign of termites in your home or on your property, contact Woodland-Davis Termite & Pest Control, Inc to schedule a professional termite inspection. A termite inspection will determine how serious your termite problem or infestation may be. Contact Woodland-Davis Termite & Pest Control for the best and most effective termite control service available.