At Armor Pest Control in Maryland, we know termites! They are social insects that live in colonies of up to 1 million bugs. They all have a massive appetite for wood or any material with cellulose and will feed on wood until it is nothing but a hollow shell. They look a lot like flying ants. Every spring, they leave their nests to mate and create new colonies. This is called “swarming” and it lasts less than hour. That means there is a good chance you will miss it – just like you may not know if you have an infestation until the damage is huge.

The termite’s life cycle can make spring seem like the main time to take action against it. However, did you know that fall is a key time to prevent spring termite infestations?

The key is to make your home look like a bad choice for a new colony come spring. Here are some basic things you can do to reduce attraction:

  • Keep water from accumulating near your foundation

  • Do not use mulch or wood chips right around your home

  • Do not store wood under or next to your home

  • Reduce the humidity in your home with vents

  • Store all firewood and lumber off the ground

  • Call a pest control company for an inspection

These ounces of prevention will save you pounds of cure come spring. The very best thing you can do is call Amor Pest Control for a free termite inspection in Baltimore. We will be able to tell you if your home looks attractive to termites and find any warning signs. Let us protect you and your family this year.