Termites are known for their ability to chew through all kinds of wooden objects, and you’ve likely heard how they are some of the most destructive pests around. However, you might have many questions about termites in Plano and how to prevent them. This guide is here to help you learn all you need to know about the termite season in the area and how to prevent these destructive pests. You’ll also learn how you can reach out to Plano pest control experts for assistance.
What Is Termite Season?
Termite season can be a bit confusing at first to understand because termites are active throughout the year. Some termites live in nests underground and then build mud tubes to enter properties through solid-to-wood contact while other termite species can create colonies directly in wooden structures. This allows them to live and eat throughout the year.
However, termite season is the time when termites reproduce and leave the nest. While the worker and soldier termites stay behind, the termite swarmers have wings and will find new places to build nests. This time is usually between spring to late fall, and it’s when you’re most likely actually to see termites around.
What It Means If You're Seeing Flying Termites On Your Property
Most of the time, it can be challenging to notice termites by sight because they stay in their colonies or inside of the wood they are consuming. However, there's a chance during termite season that you’ll see the termite swarmers as they emerge. If you notice these termites, it means you likely have a termite infestation already, and it’s a good idea to seek termite control services.
These termite swarmers have wings and can look similar to flying ants. They are usually a dark brown or black color. You might also notice their discarded wings around your property. If you see the swarmers outside, there is a slight chance that not much damage has occurred yet, but if you see them inside, they’ve likely been living in your home for a while.
Naturally Effective Termite Prevention Tips For Your Property
The best way to get effective termite control is with help from All-Safe Pest & Termite, but there are some things you can do on your own to prevent termites. Mainly, you should focus on removing the factors that attract them. Here are a few specific ways to prevent termites:
- Focus on removing standing water from around the yard. You should also ensure that rainwater can drain.
- Reduce humidity inside of your home by using dehumidifiers and fixing leaky faucets.
- Keep firewood and lumber stored away from the home's exterior in a dry, organized area.
- Remove any water-damaged wood from inside or around the report.
The Best Termite Control For Plano Properties
If you suspect termites you have around your property, contact our pest control experts, All-Safe Pest & Termite for assistance right away. We can inspect your property and then create a treatment plan. It’s also a good idea to get help with termite prevention, even if you aren’t sure that you have an infestation. The best way to prevent termite damage is to have termite inspections regularly, so give us a call today to find out how our pest control experts can help.