It’s that time of year again… what time is that, you ask?
Why… it’s the time of year when all sorts of critters—even those that were previously grounded—start to swarm!
“Fact: Any insect that can form wings and fly, does so during the summer!”
Wow and yuck! It’s just a really buggy time of year!
One of the main critters you’ll want to be on the lookout for: the drywood termite.
What are Drywood Termites?
Drywood swarming termites live and feed in dry wood and—unlike subterranean termites—do not come into contact with soil. They can swarm over a building and enter it through unscreened soffit vents or gable and ridge vents. They can also enter through small cracks and crevices around the exterior of the building. Once they establish a colony in one part of a building, they can then swarm into other parts of the building. And just to let you know, swarming season is upon us!
What If Drywood Termites are Swarming at My House?
This time of year, many people will discover the presence of drywood termites specifically because they’re swarming. If you see a swarmer like the one pictured above, then it’s time to call in the big guns.
While there are other things we can do if we find drywood termites before they swarm, the swarming means that the termites can spread quickly through the air to other parts of your home, so it’s time to tent your home and fumigate.
If tenting your home is necessary, our trained and certified fumigation professionals will work with you to properly prepare your home for the process.
The bottom line is that termites are relentless and need to be stopped! And that’s what we do best at Good News Pest Solutions! We provide you with superior pest control methods while being mindful of your health and the environment. We are striving to be the best pest control leader in all things green! Contact us today for a free termite inspection and let us help you protect your home from termites!