Spring weather triggers termites to all emerge from their current colonies at the same time, causing a swarm. A single colony of termites contains an average of 3 million members, but there have been documented cases of colonies containing 70 million termites. These termite swarms are in search of food sources, mates, and new areas to colonize—often in your home! While these tiny insects play a vital role in nature with their ability to break down dead wood and other plant material, when a colony enters a home or business they can cause serious and costly damage. An average home suffers $7,900 in damages before termites are even detected and termite damage may not be covered by many homeowners’ insurance!
Take Proactive Measures
- Eliminate potential food and water sources for termite swarms.
- Cut back your bushes and eliminate heavy brush, rotting stumps, logs, or tree limbs from your property.
- Avoid using wood mulch in gardens or areas close to your home’s foundation.
- Repair leaky indoor and outdoor water lines.
- Seal your foundation.
- Check for roof leaks and be sure that your gutters and downspouts are properly diverting water away from your home.
Don’t Forget Your Gutters
Properly flowing gutters direct rainwater away from the foundation of your home, preventing foundation settlement problems and moisture buildup in your basements, crawl spaces, windows, and interior walls. Unfortunately, gutters are an often overlooked area of most homes. Rotting leaves, branches, and debris will not only clog up a home’s gutters and prevent them from working effectively. The standing water that accumulates will then create an ideal habitat for cockroaches, ants, gnats, flies, spiders, worms, termites, and disease-carrying mosquitoes.
Schedule a Home Inspection
Annual inspections are key to protecting your home or business from termites. After a thorough inspection, our trained professionals will provide you a customized and individualized assessment and (if necessary) treatment plan tailored to your pest situation and your home’s construction type, material, and age.
Wild Trappers Gutter Clean Up and Repair
A properly functioning gutter system is a crucial component to protect your home and family. Whether you’re in need of a simple gutter clean-out or something more permanent like our gutter guards, Wild Trappers has a solution for you. Don’t get caught