What Homeowners Need To Know About Flying Termites
How To Fight Flying Termites Year Round In Florida
As Spring approaches the Summer, many homeowners will see swarms of many different kinds of insects. While we have to deal with all kinds of insects in Florida, termites are the most destructive. Termites are active year round, even in the winter. However, flying termites are known to swarm in the Spring months as they look for new areas to infest. Being on the lookout for flying termites is important when the time comes to deal with them.
Identifying Flying Termites
If you see flying termites near your home, it could be an indication that an infestation is nearby or that you may already have one. This is why it is important to always be on the lookout for them. Flying termites are also called swarmers. They are approximately 3/8" long and are a blackish brown color. Their wings are usually slightly longer than their bodies.
There are 21 different species of termites in Florida and the swarmers for each usually will come out in the Spring months and make their way inside a home through the cracks around the edge of windows or doorways. Once inside, their wings will detach and they will begin an infestation. Many homeowners won't notice an infestation is taking place until real damage has been done. That's why it is important to put preventative measures in place to keep termites at bay.
How To Prevent Flying Termites From Infesting Your Home
Always be aware of the signs of termites such as loose wings lying on window sills. You may notice this especially heavy in the spring time. Consider the following tips to help keep termites away from your home.
Make sure all plumbing is in tact. Any leaks might create an environment that is attractive to termites.
Store all firewood and wood piles away from the perimeter of your house.
Keep mulch away from the foundation of your home, no matter how pretty it looks.
Clear your yard of any rotting wood or trees. This includes making sure your deck is in good condition.
The Termite Control Experts At Super D Pest Control Protect Your Florida Home All Year
Whether you have a termite infestation or you just see them flying around your home, it is best to get professional help. Getting an annual termite inspection from a professional pest control company like Super D Pest Control is the best way to get ahead of any termite damage. Call us today at (727) 433-5310 to schedule an inspection or click "Let's Chat" below to contact us on our website. We look forward to serving you.