As the long cold winter ‘finally’ is coming closer to an end. A new beggining is also approching for swarms of winged termites. Each year subterreanean termites produce winged alates to perpetuate the colony as a means of the species survival. Unsuspecting homeowners will no doubt panic and rush to the phones as a literal ‘exodus’ of flying bugs pour into their living areas. In this state of mind money from your wallet will exit just as fast if you do not think things through.
Should you be one of the many unfortunate you should remember 3 things.
#1 Don’t panic– This caste of the termite colony is is harmless. They are not going to infest your furniture, start eating the piano or spread some exotic disease. They usually diappear as fast as they came leaving only shed wings behind. Should the swarm occur inside chances are high they will simply die in the crack or crevice they find to hide in. ( they need to return to the soil )
#2 Place your calls calmly to the 3 exterminator companies of your choice. See our article on Choosing a company to find ones right for you. Arm youself with the knowledge contained in this site and/or any others but don’t overwhelm yourself. This way you can ask all the right questions.
#3 Take your time and READ the proposals. Do it without the salesman there. Compare and make sure of what you’re getting in to. There should be graphs, limitations, conducive conditions and prices all spelled out.
Well I’m sorry you have ‘got the bug’ but at least now you can deal with it appropriately and can rest easy. Now it’s time to enjoy springtime in your termite free home.