Termites

May 7th, 2014

termite infestation

Termites? Yes, it’s termite season.. have you noticed? Even if you haven’t seen them, these rogue wood predators are ever present in your yard. Some estimate as many as ten termite colonies per square acre with 50,000 inhabitants each. That’s a lot of mouths to feed.. and they are always looking to eat.

Contrary to popular belief, experts say that the excess debris left from the winter storms won’t translate to increased termite infestations and damage… yet. It will still take some time before the termite numbers begin to grow. With that said the increased presence of wooden debris littering the landscape could still have dire consequences for home owners throughout Georgia. With so many options swarms will be looking for the biggest targets to settle their colonies and that large wooden structure you call home looks perfect for the family. The termite family. The worst part is your homeowners insurance typically doesn’t cover such a threat.

Termite swarms can be seen all year long but spring is the time when things get interesting. Most swarms are brushed off as flying ants but there are some easily recognized differences. See our graphic.

 Termites vs Ants

termite swarmers or ants

 

 


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