A swarm of insects is never a good thing, especially when the insects that are swarming are responsible for billions of dollars in property damage each year. The fact of the matter is that when termites swarm, wood gets eaten, the damage goes unnoticed, and homes are destroyed from the inside out. Is your home at risk? Here in Colorado, we have a number of different termite species, all of which swarm during different times of the year.
Our list of the most common termite species here in Colorado will help you to understand when they have been known to swarm.
- Eastern subterranean termites swarm in the months of February to May, during morning hours.
- Southeastern drywood termites swarm in spring, during the night.
- Formosan termites swarm in late spring, during the night.
- Light Southeastern subterranean termites swarm in the fall, during the day.
- Dark Southeastern subterranean termites swarm in the months of March to June, during the day.
- Arid land subterranean termites swarm during spring and fall, during daytime hours.
- Western drywood termites swarm in the summer, during the day.
If you see winged termites flying around your home, consult the list above to learn which type of swarmers they may be.
Signs Of A Termite Infestation
Our hope is that your home does not already have an active termite infestation. Some signs that termites have invaded include pencil-sized mud tubes running up your exterior foundation, bowing walls, sagging floors, and overly squeaky floorboards. Also, look out for bubbling wallpaper and paint, and tunnels running into and through the wood of your home. Termite damage often goes unnoticed until it is severe. To know for certain if your home is termite-free, consider giving the professionals here at Ventura County a chance to inspect your home.
Why DIY Fails
If you suspect that you have termites eating away at your home or commercial building and are thinking of fighting them alone, consider these facts first:
- Termites are invasive creatures, hiding in walls where you cannot see them. This makes knowing whether or not treatments have been effective.
- Most over the counter termite control products contain chemicals that when used improperly, can pose a risk to you, your family, and your pets.
- Without the proper tools and experience, treating for termites can be rather difficult and costly.
Why Ventura County Is Your Best Choice To Deal With Termites
Because of the nature of termites, professional help is always recommended if they have invaded your home or commercial building. Regardless of whether or not your building currently has termites, we would like to offer our assistance in making sure your home gets and stays termite-free. To find out more about how we treat for termites, or to schedule a service appointment for your home, give the experts here at Ventura County Pest Control a call!