Termites are an interesting pest. Unlike many other pests, they do not announce their presence, they do not steal our food, and they do not pose any serious risks to our health. They do, however, devour the wood of our homes and pose a major threat to its structural integrity. This may leave you asking, how do you stop a pest that silently destroys U.S. homes to the tune of billions of dollars each year? The answer may be simpler than you think.
Spring Brings Termites
In states where the weather fluctuates greatly from cold to warm, termites tend to be a more seasonal pest. As winter fades into spring, termites will once again be on the move. They will also be doing something called swarming, an act where winged termites will fly out, searching for an area to create a new nest with a plentiful wood source nearby.
Why It’s Important To Find Termites Early
Termites are an extremely destructive pest that, if not found and dealt with quickly, can greatly damage the structural foundation of a home, potentially costing thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars in damage. This is why early detection and exclusion is so very important. If your home has the proper defenses set up to prevent termites from even thinking of invading, you only have to worry about the cost of defending your home and not the cost of fixing it. In this way, think of pest control as another form of home insurance. Speaking of insurance, take a look at your current home insurance. What most homeowners do not realize is that termites are most often not covered in typical home insurance plans, which can leave them high and dry if termites have destroyed their home.
How You Can Protect Your Home From Termites Through Parkway
Here at Parkway, we do not just treat for termites if they have found their way in. We offer a year-round solution to get, and permanently keep, termites away from your home. It’s called Sentricon. Before we say more, consider this. Sentricon is currently the active termite protection protocol used for both the U.S. Capitol and the Statue of Liberty. If that doesn’t scream success, we don’t know what will. So, if you are looking to keep your White Planes home termite-free this spring, summer, and fall-- and winter--give the pros here at Parkway a call. We offer amazing pest control so that your home can be "termite insured." It’s our guaranty.