South Carolina’s summers are hot and humid, and termites can pose a serious danger to your home. As spring approaches, termite activity and swarming increases. You cannot eliminate termites on your own. It is important to seek professional treatment from a pest control company with experience.
Why termites love South Carolina
Our area in South Carolina has a humid, warm climate that is perfect for termites. Unfortunately, we live in a state that is home to Formosan, Drywood, and Subterranean termites. Formosan termites are the most destructive of the three. They can form colonies that contain millions of termites.
When to Expect Swarmers & Termite Activity
Myrtle Beach termites usually swarm after a warm spring rain. In South Carolina they could swarm in smaller numbers through summer, so keep an eye on signs of termite activities. They swarm to find a mate and establish a new colony. This is when you may see the most activity from termites. This does not mean that termites are the most active at this time. Termites are active in the summer and autumn months when they build their colonies. They are usually hidden behind walls or inside wood, or even under your floor, causing extensive damage to your house. If the conditions are ideal, they will continue to be active in your home throughout the year. This can cause extensive damage to your home and expensive repairs that homeowners insurance does not cover.
Why Professional Treatment and Prevention is Important
Termites are almost impossible to control using DIY methods. You can try to discourage termites by keeping your property and home dry and clear of wood debris, but it is usually ineffective. It’s better to hire professional pest control services.
A professional termite prevention and treatment plan is essential to protect your home. Call Zap Pest Control Inc. now.
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