Why South Carolina Residents Need To Prevent Termites This Summer
Termites love the heat and humidity of South Carolina summers and can be a serious threat to homes. As spring gets underway, termite swarming begins and termite activity increases. Termites are not a pest that you can feasibly eliminate on your own so it is essential to get professional treatment through an experienced pest control company.
Why Termites Love South Carolina
Termites prefer warm, humid weather, and our area of South Carolina provides exactly that. Unfortunately for us, our state is home to drywood, Subterranean, and Formosan termites. All three are destructive, but Formosan termites, sometimes known as the “super termite,” are the most destructive and can have colonies with millions of termites.
When to Expect Swarmers and Termite Activity
Termites typically swarm in the spring after a warm rain. However, in South Carolina, they may swarm again through the summer in smaller numbers, so it's important to keep an eye out for signs of termite activity. When they swarm, they are leaving their colony in search of a mate in order to establish a new colony. This is the time when you might see the most termite activity. However, this doesn’t mean that this is when termites are most active. When they are most active building their colonies through the summer and fall months, they are hidden behind walls, inside timber, or under your floors doing extensive damage to your home. Once established, they can continue to stay active inside your home all year-round if the conditions are right, leading to extensive damage and costly repairs typically not covered by homeowners insurance.
Why Prevention Through Professional Treatment is Essential
Termites are nearly impossible to control with DIY methods. While you can do your best to keep your home and property dry and free from wood debris to discourage termites, it’s usually ineffective. Having a professional termite treatment and prevention plan is paramount to protecting your home. At The Original Bugman Pest Elimination, Inc. our highly-trained technicians are experts in treating for termites. When you partner with us for effective termite control, we'll come to your home and do an inspection to determine the level of termite infestation you have. Then we will discuss treatment options with you. Next, we will employ a termite prevention program that includes Termidor® which is the number-one termite defense product. Finally, we will come out periodically to make sure that there are no further termite problems in your South Carolina home.