If you are anything like me, you are loving this unseasonably warm weather that we are experiencing in Georgia. It’s been a nice preview of what is in store for us when Spring time comes. Inevitably we will experience a cold snap before Spring comes around to stay. I’m also not looking forward to an earlier termite season due to the warm temperatures.
Termites aren’t usually moving this time of year because the temperature is typically below 60 degrees. When temperatures are above 60, that is when termites start to swarm. And when they start to swarm, they start inside your home before moving outside. Unfortunately, once you find out that you have termites in your home, damage has most likely already occurred. And termites can do some serious damage, causing up to $5 billion of damage each year in the US.
Often, termites are mistaken for flying ants. If you think you see what appears to be flying ants, call Hole-In-One Pest Solutions to come inspect your home. Termites look for moisture in and around homes, so be sure that any standing water or leaking pipes are taken care of promptly. Look for mud tunnels, usually the size of a pencil, that are created on the inside or outside of the home’s foundation. Clean gutters and pull back soil and mulch from the home’s foundation where termites can gain entry into the wood of your home.