Louisiana Termite Forecast for 2017

April 13, 2017By

Termites are a homeowner’s nightmare, and 2017 may prove to be one of the worst years on record thanks to the warm and wet weather we’ve had recently. The biggest issue coming up in 2017 is swarming season.

 

 

What Is Termite Swarming Season?

Swarming season is when termites leave their tunnels looking for mates, more space, more food, and more water. Usually, the peak of swarming season is around Mother’s Day, or mid-spring. However, because the weather has been both warmer and wetter, swarming season could start much sooner this year. And it could last quite a bit longer than usual as well.

Why does this matter for you? Well, when termites swarm, they are typically not only consuming more food (A.K.A. your house), but are also mating, to produce more termites that will soon burrow into your space. This time is called “swarming” season because termites can sometimes even be seen flying around your home or any other infested building.

What Can You Do?

Termite damage has been known to cost thousands of dollars or more to fix in certain homes. And because most homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover termite damage, this is a real concern for owners of any kind of building. Swarming season can actually be looked at as a good thing, in a way, because it will not only reveal an infestation before the damage becomes worse, but can also tell you where to start looking for damage.

Termite swarms are often found near lights or windows, especially windows that get a lot of sunlight. You may see dead termites on windowsills, or see discarded wings (termites leave their wings behind when they mate). A large colony of termites could be hundreds of insects, while a small colony could be only a few – so even if you aren’t seeing any swarming insects, you may still have termite damage. Never underestimate what a few hungry termites can do.

The best step to take is to call a professional to inspect your home for termites and termite damage before the problem grows. Chances are, with the warm weather we’ve had this spring, if you have a building with wood components, you do have termites. An inspection will ensure that any insects are killed, and any damage stopped in its tracks. Swarming season is an especially good time to have this inspection done, because experienced termite inspectors will have a much easier time pinpointing more facts about possible termites.

The Fischer Ultimate Guarantee

Did you know that most of the best termite treatments ever developed were outlawed in the 80s? These were largely very unhealthy for the environment, but since then, the industry has struggled to come up with a truly effective alternative.

At Fisher, we use the FISCHER Termidor ® system that we guarantee will keep your home or building protected. This is a specialized termite treatment system that we developed to take advantage of our technical expertise. We even offer an unconditional repair and replacement guarantee on buildings that have been treated with our system.

Termite treatment can be completed in a day or less in most cases, and it’s the best thing you can do to protect your home and belongings from destruction. With swarming season upon us very soon, and hungry termites gearing up for a big feast, now is the best time to schedule an inspection and treatment. You can learn more about the Fischer Ultimate Guarantee here, or contact us online to get started. Feel free to email us at fischer@fischerenv.com or call at (800) 391-2565 instead!

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