The Most Important Things You Can Do When Termites Swarm
First: Understand What Termite Swarmers Are And When Can You Expect Them
Our tropical climate and amazing beach weather draws visitors and new residents by the thousands. Unfortunately, our warm, humid air along with spring and summer showers also makes where we live the most inviting for subterranean termites as well. Charleston, SC is an area of extreme high risk.
Formosan termites were first discovered in the continental U.S. in Charleston in the 1950s.
It's in the late spring/early summer, when the temps are really starting to heat up and the rain becomes more regular when the conditions are perfect for these swarmers to come out of the ground and look for a mate.
Second: Don't Panic
Panicking can cause you to lose focus and lose the ability to maintain a level head and an understanding of how to handle the situation.
Equip Yourself With Knowledge So Panicking Isn't An Option
Third: Don't Handle Termite Issues On Your Own
While termite swarmers should not be a cause for great alarm, they are a reminder that termites are very much around us and very much a cause for concern; especially living in TIP Zone #1.
This time of year keeps the idea of protecting one of the biggest financial investments of our lives safe from the upwards of 5 billion dollars worth of damage caused a year by termites and other wood destroying organisms.
Due to the severity of damage that can come from termites on your home, it is wise not to try and tackle this issue yourself. If you don't have termite coverage on your home, you should call a local pest control company to come out for an inspection and qualify your home for protection against termites.
Calling a professional exterminator who is trained in the proper use and application of termiticides is recommended by not only pest professionals, but also the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Agriculture.
Whether you choose to call Champion Pest Management for your termite needs or another local company. The investment of protection is an important one. While swarmers aren't cause for major alarm, they are a reminder that our homes need to be protected.
Call the BEST. Champion Pest.
Champion Pest Management is a locally owned, family run, pest control company operating in Charleston, SC and the surrounding areas.