It’s Springtime: What every homeowner needs to know about termites

May 19, 2016

Did you know that termites are one of the most destructive forces on a home? In fact, the destructive capabilities of termite colonies cause billions of dollars of damage to U.S. homeowners each year. During the spring these winged pests will be interested in finding sources of light and mating to form new breeding sites and colonies. In a short amount of time your joy that warmer weather has returned to Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan could quickly turn to dismay at the site of termites.

Three Tips For Combating Termites 
While termites are often called “winged menaces,” there are a few tips that urban New York homeowners can implement to keep these destructive insects at bay.

  • Recognize the signs of termites before it is too late. — Termites can be incredibly difficult to spot during the early stages of a colonization. When termites first find their way into your home, they will head straight for the interior wooden structures. Once inside, termites will make very elaborate tunneling systems to avoid detection. While the latter tactics can make it hard to discover termites, the good news is that once the termites are ready to breed they will take to flying about your home in search of light sources. You should immediately call your trusted pest control service if you you see winged termites flying around. For further protection against termites you can also schedule regular termite inspections to ensure that a colony isn’t forming under your floorboards or in the structure of your home.
  • Treat your home for the right kind of termites. — Did you know that there are numerous types of termites? Unfortunately, each species of termites thrives in a different type of setting. With this in mind, your local pest control contractor will need to advise you on the type of species that is most likely to target your home. Once you know what the culprit looks like, you can be on the lookout for tell-tale signs that termites are trying to infiltrate your home. Remember, termite protection starts with springtime prevention.
  • Leave it to the professionals. — Termites are tenacious pests that can chew through wood, flooring, and various materials as they seek to expand their colony during the spring months. Their tenacity for wreaking havoc on a home means that the average homeowner is not equipped to rid their home of these unwanted pests.

Don’t face your termite problems alone.  Call Ecology Exterminating today at 718-972-1040 for effctive, professional termite treatments that works all year round.

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