An article appeared on the front page of the Orlando Sentinel today entitled “Weather’s warming and termites are swarming.” This is a great reminder to all of the homeowners who live in the Southeast that termites are a constant threat to our homes.
Termites swarm when they are trying to expand their colonies. They typically swarm from February through June, depending on where you live and the climate. Unfortunately – this is probably the only time a homeowner will ever see termites and know they have a problem. That’s why it’s so important to have an annual termite inspection every year.
But an annual inspection is only part of the solution. Having a preventive termite protection plan is the best way to ensure your home and belongings are protected. Now granted, I’ve worked in the Pest Control Industry for almost 10 years so I know I’m a bit biased. But I have seen the damage that termites can cause first hand (bathrooms having to be remodeled, houses having to be tented for days to eliminate termites, windows having to be repaired from damage) and don’t want to see this happen to anyone I know.
Just remember, even if you don’t see termites swarming – the best way to protect your home is with a preventive treatment plan.