Spring is in full bloom and summer is right around the corner which means that termite season is here! As soon as the temperature stays above 70 degrees, the termites begin to come out of their nesting layer in the soil and up into your foundation.
Termites are biologically inclined to be attracted to rotting and decaying wood. Specifically, soft and damaged wood that is touching the ground. That means that any wood around your home that is starting to show even the earliest signs of deteriorating is an open invitation to the termite colonies around you.
Termites invade over 600,000 homes a year and cause an estimated $5 billion in property damage across the United States — a cost that is not typically covered by your insurance. They can chew through wood and wallpaper without showing any signs of immediate damage. Don’t let the “silent destroyer” invade your home.
To keep termites at bay, we advise keeping the soil around your home 4 to 6 inches away from your slab line. This will keep moisture away from the wood structures of your home and reduce the likelihood of the wood rotting.
If you do find yourself with termites or suspect that you may have them, it’s time to call in the professionals at Crush Bugs. There is only one way to keep termites from destroying your property, and that is to exterminate the source.
We offer a range of termite control services and would love to help you this termite season. To learn more about our termite control services or to schedule a treatment for your home or business contact us. We even offer a free inspection to check out what’s bugging you, so don’t wait until the termites have invaded your house and call today!