In North Carolina, there are at least three species of termites to be concerned about, and the ideal time to have your termite control plan in place is before swarm season begins. Termites tend to swarm during transitional weather patterns, which means the coming spring weather is going to have them at their peak reproduction frenzy, when the winged termites swarm in search for a place to establish a new colony. While you might only see a few of these swarming around your home, it is a clear indication that there are thousands of others you don’t see because they are already hard at work causing damage to your home.
Waiting until you see a swarm to call for termite control isn’t the best way to defend your home. A complete infestation can happen in the blink of an eye, and while they can be eliminated with professional termite treatments, the better course of action is to use baiting stations for termite control. This process attracts them to a bait source away from your home. This works in two ways – giving them something besides your home to go to and delivering a bait they will carry to any colonies they have already made, effectively killing the colony. Bait station termite control is effective throughout the year, so it will give you the protection you need for spring swarms as well as other times of the year. The best part about it is that these products are the safest on the market for termite control.
Termite damage can be very severe and costly to repair. Termites not only consume wood at a fast pace, but the process is also weakening the structural integrity of your home. An average colony can go through a 1’ x 2” x 4” piece of lumber in just a few months, so you can imagine what a very large colony can do if left unresolved for years.
If you want to protect your Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina home from termite damage by getting a jump on termite control before spring swarming, give us a call at NC Pest Control. We are equipped to handle inspecting your home for an infestation, treating it if there is a colony present, and providing termite control to avoid termites. Call today to learn more.