Date Posted: April 5, 2019
You should be worried if you’re seeing flying termites around your home. A red flag is being waved. These termites are the breeders of a colony. Their duty is to reproduce and form new colonies. The termites you’re seeing could be coming from a colony that has already infested your property, or they could be landing to start a new colony and settle in right near your home. Either way, the structure of your home is in danger, which means your safety is, too. If you’re seeing flying termites, we encourage you to seek pest control right away.
Are termites eating my home?
It can be hard to tell whether termites have infested your home. Swarmers are, perhaps, the most observable sign that a colony is near. The rest of the members will remain under the surface performing their own duties, which include eating away at the wooden structures of your Worcester home. This can occur for a long period of time without homeowners being aware. So, how do you tell whether termites are affecting your home? There are some other clues besides swarmers that can give away termite activity. You may even find signs in your yard.
Here are a few things to look for:
If you break apart old, damp logs or other wood debris, you may see their activity inside.
Termites form mud tunnels, known as mud tubes, around the foundations of a home.
Sometimes termites aren’t noticed until their damage is severe. If you observe any changes to the stability of your floor, ceiling, or walls, you may want to look a bit deeper.
Learn more about the signs of termites to catch them as early as possible.
To prevent termites from coming onto your property, there are a few steps you can take. These pests are attracted to damp, soft wood. This will be their first choice of food, if available.
Here’s what you can do:
Replace damp and damaged wood.
Clean up debris in the yard.
Limit soil-to-wood contact (Termite colonies are underground).
For all the prevention tips you need to know, read our previous blog, How to Avoid Attracting Termites to New England Homes. This still doesn’t guarantee prevention, however. Once you have a termite infestation, they can be difficult to eliminate. That’s why people turn to professional pest control in their area.
How to Get Rid of Termites
At the first sign of swarmers, or any other warning signs, a professional should be brought in. With the right tools and knowledge, termites don’t have to be such a threat to homes.
If you are seeing flying termites around your Worcester home, contact Big Blue Bug Solutions. We offer effective termite control that you can count on. We can even offer tips to make your home less appealing to termites. We offer a one year warranty that can be renewed annually. Schedule a consultation now, or contact us to learn more about our services.