What Would Life Be Like Without Pest Control Experts? Part 1 Of 3
The arrival of spring is a welcome occurrence for many people across the United States. It’s a time to enjoy the warm sunshine, trees bursting into bloom, colorful flowers, lush green landscapes, and blue skies. Springtime also signals many species in the insect world to emerge to take their place among the cycle of life.
A warm springtime rain signals termite colonies that are overflowing to come to the earth’s surface report NJ pest control experts. There they will take flight, find a mate, and return to the soil to begin a new termite colony. Many homeowners may see these winged reproductives take flight in their haphazard way and make an attempt at killing them by using do-it-yourself pesticides. Surface killing is not a good idea because once termites detect pesticides; they will disperse the colony in many directions setting up different satellite colonies. Instead of having one massive colony, homeowners are then faced with millions of termites that have set up many different colonies on their property.
Termites live underground and will make their way to a variety of different wood sources to dine upon. Firewood, tree stumps, decaying wood, trees, and any type of structure is susceptible to damaging termites. Not ever covered by homeowners insurance, the cost of repairing the damage caused by termites can be extensive. It is estimated that termites cause $5 billion of damage to structures in the United States each year. This damage is more costly than fires, floods, earthquakes, and tornados combined!
Please check back on Friday for Part 2.