Date Posted: February 8, 2019
You may already be aware that termites are a problem in New England throughout the year. But did you know that a major sign of a termite infestation may appear in spring? As a homeowner, you will want to be on the lookout for swarmers within the next couple of months, as this termite activity will lead us into the peak season for termites and the damage they cause.
Why All The Concern?
Termites feed on wood, and they can cause serious damage to your property and structure of your home. Termites usually eat rotten or water-damaged wood outdoors, in effect composting the wood into rich soil. However, if termites start eating your home from the inside out, it can be disastrous. They can silently feed on personal items, wooden boxes, furniture, cabinets, walls, ceilings, floors, and structural beams before you are even aware of their presence. By then, it is too late, you are left with costly damage and repairs.
Being proactive is ideal in protecting your home against termites. However, in the event you do not have professional termite prevention in place, you will want to watch for these warning signs of termites and termite activity around your home:
- Swarming winged termites that fly out from inside your home.
- Discarded wings lying around especially on window sills.
- Mud tubes that have been formed around exterior walls and foundations.
- Hollow-sounding wood if you tap on it.
- Damaged wooden structures inside and outside your home.
- Sagging ceilings, bowing floors, and walls that are warped or peeling.
If you are experiencing any of these signs, you will want to enlist the help of a trusted professional pest control service immediately. In the New England area, a thorough and professional termite inspection can be provided by Big Blue Bug Solutions. Our experienced technicians will accurately identify termite activity and potential problem areas. We will then provide effective services to eliminate the current infestation and put prevention methods in place to assure your property will be protected in the future as all. All of this comes with a year-long warranty that you can rely on.
DIY methods can be time-consuming, messy, dangerous, costly, and largely ineffective. And, in some cases, DIY methods can actually do more harm than good.
Call the professionals at Big Blue Bug Solutions for more information about our termite control options and you will be well on your way to a termite-free home.