Spring is upon us, and with spring comes warmth and rain. With warmth and rain, come the termite swarmers.
So, what exactly are termite swarmers?
If you happen to see signs of swarmers (ex. a mass of flying insects at night near lights sources, abandoned wings either in your home or on your porch/deck) it's important not to panic. This is NOT an indication that your home is infested; however, they are indeed a sign that termites are nearby, mating, and looking to build new colonies.
Chances are if you're seeing swarmers, there's an already mature colony not too far away from your home. While it is true that it is important not to panic, you really should take this season seriously. This is a great opportunity and visual cue and warning to have your home inspected and placed under either a termite protection bond or a termite service plan.
Charleston, SC is an area of extreme high risk. Both subterranean and drywood termites are known to damage homes in South Carolina. In particular Formosan termites were first discovered in the continental U.S. in Charleston in the 1950s. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Americans spend more than $1 billion annually to repair property damage caused by Formosan termites.
Why take that risk with the most important financial investment you've made?
Call Champion Pest Management to schedule your free termite inspection.
Champion Pest Management is a locally owned, family run, pest control company operating in Charleston, SC and the surrounding areas.