Termite Swarming Season in Georgia

Termite Treatment WoodstockTermites are sometimes referred to as the “out of sight out of mind” insect. This is especially true with wet cold winters like we have experienced this year in Georgia which have kept termites in their colonies the past few months.

Many people are under the mistaken impression that cold weather kills termites this is not true, they simply aren’t visible. Once temperatures begin rising however this may trigger termites in your home or business to swarm.

In Georgia, these swarms of termites are most prevalent in April but can begin as early as February. When temperatures spike, termites often swarm inside the home before quickly moving outdoors in search of food and water. Many shed their wings after taking flight, forming large piles in and around homes.

A common mistake made by owners is to dismiss these warning signs as flying ants because of their appearance and the fact of course that they are airborne.  This can be a costly mistake given the destructive nature of termites. Experts estimate that termites cost Georgians between $200 million and $300 million each year to control and repair damage from subterranean termites, the most common type found in Georgia.

Don’t wait for swarming activity by termites as evidence of infestation. Termite activity can also be subtle and detected only by a professional termite inspection like those offered by Protect All Pest Control. In addition if termites are discovered, we can work with you to develop a customized termite treatment program to eradicate your termites and prevent future infestations.

Reach out to Protect All Pest Control for your pest control needs in Woodstock, Kennesaw, Marietta, and Acworth at 770-728-8520 or use the convenient “Contact” feature on our website.

 

 

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