Spring is in the Air and Termites are Swarming | Lakewood Ranch
Spring is the swarming season for most termites in Lakewood Ranch, FloridaMost species of termites swarm during the spring and summer months. Typically on warm humid days or after a rainfall. Most colonies swarm in the afternoon between March and May but many will continue to swarm till the end of July. But swarming is not the only sign that you may have a termite infestation. Do an inspection for the presence of termites in any rotten wood around your yard. If you break off any part and see a mass of little white things that resemble ants, you are likely looking at termite workers. If termites are nearby to your home, there is a chance they have found their way inside the walls of your home.
Termite wings are translucent and they shed them. If termite swarmers have come and gone, you may find their shed wings on window sills, decks, patios, foundation walls, or even caught in spider webs.
Look for mud tubes that worker termites build from the soil to the wood in order to shelter themselves from the harmful effects of the sun and air. These are most often found in hidden, shady spots on foundations or crawl space cement blocks. Sometimes they are even built up through concrete blocks, making them even more difficult to spot.
You may be able to hear noises in your walls, ceiling or floor if you have great hearing. The noises you hear come from soldier termites banging their heads against the walls to signal danger. It will sound like a faint clicking noise.
Contact All American Pest Control today in the Southwest Florida area to inspect your home if you think you may have termites. An ounce of prevention is worth the call. All American Pest Services in the Lakewood Ranch area get more calls about termites than any other household insect. These serious pests are best left to professionals to ensure they are properly eliminated. Termites cause thousands of dollars in damage each year. They primarily feed on wood, but also damage paper, books, insulation, and even swimming pool liners and filtration systems. They start off quietly eating away at your home and may go unnoticed until it’s too late and damage has occurred. In addition, a home infested may one day wake up to thousands of winged termites emerging inside your home.
All American technicians look at possible trouble spots closely to make sure you get a thorough inspection. We start in your basement and work our way up. We inspect:
All wood construction including sills, subfloors, joists, support posts, supporting piers, basement window frames, and wood under porches.
We pay close attention to places where concrete: steps, porches, or slabs join the wooden structure.
We check all hollow blocks, cracks in the cement or brick construction and expansion joints.
We will even check your wood piles, scrape wood, sheds, old exterior tree stumps, and fence posts.
The average cost of termite damage repair can run you between $8,000 to $20,000. Don’t let a well-organized termite colony consume your home and costs you thousands of dollars. Call us today at 941-202-9270 if you are in the Lakewood Ranch area.
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