From Dry wood termites to Formosan and Asian Sub Termites, their swarm season (late March – May) is almost here! Of these termites, the Formosan and Asian termites are “two of the most damaging termite species in South Florida.” In our environment, they destroy wood in our homes and buildings but also can damage very valuable trees on our properties.
What does a termite swarm season mean to me you ask?
- Based on environmental signals, termites everywhere can coordinate their swarms from their nest.
- Resulting in a cloud of reproductive termites, all looking for a new home to start their new colony.
- This leads to your home becoming the next breeding ground for a new termite colony.
How can I prevent my property from becoming these termites next meal?
- Be aware of these swarms and any insects that look like termites with wings that may end up on your property’s windows, door, inside your home, or around lights.
- Give your professional Pest Management company a call to identify any suspicious insects you may find.
- Be proactive and have preventative termite treatments with a baiting system like Sentricon or a liquid treatment with Non-Repellant Termiticide like Taurus.
- Preventative treatments cost a lot less than curative treatments, and you protect your home before it’s too late and damage has occurred.
- Have annual termite inspections done by a professional (included with termite warranty renewals).