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Spring brings the wings

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Typically people have always gone by an old saying, “April showers bring May flowers,” while this is true, flowers aren’t the only thing that is triggered by the temperature warming and the rain falling.

Springtime brings large numbers of winged termites known as “swarmers,” emerging inside homes.

In nature, termites swarm to disperse and start new colonies. Swarmers then drop to the ground, shed their wings, pair off with a mate and attempt to begin new colonies in the soil and your home.

Discovering winged termites indoors almost always indicates an infestation warranting treatment. Some signs of infestation are earthen (mud) tubes extending over foundation walls, support piers, and floor joists.

Termite damaged wood is usually hollowed along the grain. Termites are cryptic creatures and infestations can go undetected for years, hidden behind walls, floor coverings, insulation and other obstructions.

Call Burl’s Termite and Pest Control today to have your home inspected this Spring season!