Termite Awareness Week: Preparing for Termite Season

 In Pest Control, Pest Control Tips, Pest Prevention

Spring is here! Unfortunately, so are termites. This time every year, termites peak in activity as swarming season begins. It’s Termite Awareness Week nationwide, and and it’s more important than ever to know the facts. This week and all year long, the team at Presto-X “Formerly Fischer” aims to spread awareness about the extensive damage done by termites. In this article, we’ve provided you with a series of informational videos discussing the signs of termite activity, prevention tips, and how to get rid of them. Check them out and contact our termite exterminators to protect your SE Louisiana Home from termites year-round.

Common Termite Signs

Termite infestations can be difficult to diagnose without a termite exterminator. Regardless, it’s important to know the following signs of termites:

  1. Swarmers, which are winged termites that emerge in large groups and fly to their destination.
  2. Often the first visible sign of termites, wings are shed by swarmers and left in piles.
  3. Blistering wood damaged by termites can be rotten and hollow-sounding.
  4. Often confused with sawdust, termite droppings (frass) are wood-colored.
  5. Besides swarmers, mud tubes are the most common sign of subterranean termites.

Preventing Termite Problems

Preventing termites is best achieved by working with a professional termite control company. However, there are a few things you can do to make your property less attractive to termites. It’s important to keep firewood and any mulch at a distance from the foundation of your home. In addition, always remove excess wood from your property, including construction lumber, fallen trees, and stumps. In addition, be proactive about avoiding moisture-damaged wood by promptly repairing leaky faucets and poor drainage problems. Lastly, ensure you have a continuous termite monitoring, baiting, or protection plan in place from your local termite control team.

Getting Rid of Termites in the Southeast

Properties in Louisiana and Mississippi are prone to termite problems. Here at Presto-X, our goal is to make sure our customers are termite-free all year long. If you have a termite problem, you can trust we will implement the best termite treatment to get rid of the infestation ASAP. We will work with you to customize a termite treatment plan suited to the unique needs of your home or business.

Termite Awareness Week: Preparing for Termite Season In Louisiana & Mississippi

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