FullScope Pest Control encourages public awareness of termites during the spring season
As temperatures continue to increase across the country and the ground becomes warmer, winged termites will emerge to launch an attack on vulnerable homes across the country. To promote public vigilance against termites, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recognizes March 10-16 as Termite Awareness Week.
FullScope Pest Control is proud to take part in this annual observance by educating homeowners about the threat of termites and the possible signs of an infestation this spring.
Termites are known as “silent destroyers” because their constant gnawing can go unnoticed until significant structural damage to the home occurs. Termites feed 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the cellulose found in wood and paper products.
Winged swarmers often appear in spring to search for suitable spots to create a new colony, often settling down in homes that have sustained moisture damage from snow, ice, rain and wind over the winter.
“Termites property damage accounts for at least $5 billion each year, a cost that often goes uncovered by homeowner’s insurance policies,” said Derek Salazar at FullScope Pest Control. “Subterranean Termites are most likely to cause problems in Houston Area this spring, so it’s important for homeowners to be remain vigilant for signs of these wood-destroying pests in and around their property.”
Here are a few clues that termites may be present in a home:
- Mud tubes (used by termites to reach a food source) on the exterior of the home
- Soft wood in the home that sounds hollow when tapped
- Darkening or blistering of wood structures
- Cracked or bubbling paint
- Small piles of feces that resembles sawdust near a termite nest
- Discarded wings near doors or on windowsills, indicating swarmers have entered the home
“If homeowners notice any of these signs, they should contact a pest professional who can best determine the extent of the problem and recommend a proper treatment plan,” added Salazar.
For more information on termites, please visit FullScopePestControl.com. Call today for your Termite Inspection 832-898-0190
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