Springtime is the time for baby animals. You’re probably familiar with baby chicks and lambs. You might like baby rabbits and the pastel Easter eggs that pop up everywhere. However, one kind of baby animal you might not be excited about is the baby termite.
Termites tend to hide out in damp, secluded areas in your home. If you have a basement, especially one with a good bit of old wood, your home may be at risk. In case you don’t know, termites live in and on wood. They tunnel through it and eat it. Termites live in colonies, and they raise their young there, where the bugs grow up eating bits of homes.
Many people say that you know you have a termite problem when you see winged termites in your home. However, termites with wings usually mean that you have lots of termites elsewhere in your home. Why? Winged termites are messengers or explorers sent by a colony. They go to find more breeding grounds. Essentially, winged termites mean you’ve got at last one colony filled to capacity – and the termites are expanding.
It’s good to get a jump on termites before they go wild. To do so, ask for a termite inspection. Many companies perform these for free. They will do an exhaustive search of your home, then recommend a treatment for any termites you may have.
Yearly termite inspections are a great idea. Termites cost billions of dollars each year in damages, and they have been known to destroy entire homes. Many inspections cost nothing, and even if they turn up no termites, it’s worth the search to know that your home is safe.
Spring is a great time to search for termites – do it along with your spring cleaning. It’s one more step to keeping your family healthy and your home safe from danger. With some vigilance, some hard work, and a little devotion, you’ll be set to fix your home. Select a pest control company carefully – you’ll rest well knowing you’ve done right by your home and that you’re saving your family time and money. Prep your home for spring!