Every Spring, as the temperatures warm and the rains fall, a tiny insect wakens. This tiny insect, know as the subterranean termite, emerges from inside walls, floors, trees, and the ground to make a mating flight and begin a new life as the king and queen of a newly established colony. In the pest business, we call this termite swarm season! When this occurs inside a home, thousands of winged ant-like insects begin to fly from out of the wall and towards the windows and other light sources. Fortunately, all of these will die if they are unable to reach soil quickly. But what they leave behind are the worker and soldier termites inside the walls of your house. These are the termites that do the damage, eating the wood that your home is built with. These are the termites that the homeowners in Tennessee must be concerned with. But what can you do?
Termite Season is here in Middle Tennessee, but don’t panic… Really! Termites damage homes, but not overnight. Take a deep breath and relax. Contact a professional and ask for a Free inspection. Everyone does these, as it is an opportunity to educate the homeowner and earn your business. A few questions you will want to have answered:
At the end of the day, you must feel confident that the company you hire to eliminate the termites will do the job right, and be there to stand behind their work in 5, 10, or 20 years if an issue ever arrises.