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Now Is The Time To Being Thinking About Termites & Your Frisco Property

March 9, 2021

If you’re a Frisco property owner, you may be wondering when is the best time to think about termite protection for your home. The truth is, termites are a year-round pest, so you should always be thinking about termite protection for your property. With that said, there are certain seasons when termites are more active than others. Beginning in spring, termites start to become more active in terms of creating new colonies which means a rise in the potential destruction of your property. As such, the first full week before spring is referred to as Termite Awareness Week. This is intended to remind you to take the proper precautions before termites start to become more active for the spring and summer months. Now is the perfect time to be thinking about termite protection for your Frisco property. 

a termite on chewed wood

What Is Termite Season?

Termite season refers to the months in which termite swarmers become more active, setting out to create new colonies. This typically encompasses the months that comprise spring and summer. Termite swarmers are termites that belong to the reproductive caste of a termite colony. These winged termites are responsible for creating new colonies which is when they swarm. If you spot a winged swarmer in your home, be sure to call the professionals at Adams Exterminating Company right away as this is usually the first sign of an infestation. Moreover, you may simply spot the shed wings of the swarmers and not the termites themselves. 

The only time you are ever likely to spot an actual termite in your home is during a swarm. Otherwise, termites tend to remain within their subterranean or hardwood nests, or within the wood upon which they are feeding. 

How Much Damage Can Termites Cause To Homes?

Given that you are not likely to spot termites in your home, most people are unaware they even have a termite infestation until it is too late, and the damage is done. Termites can cause immense amounts of damage to homes. What’s worse, termites don’t sleep and they chew wood constantly which means, once they’re inside, they are causing damage nonstop. Termites have been known to destroy structural wood, siding, flooring, baseboards, furniture, and antiques. 

What Are The Signs Of A Termite Infestation?

Given the amounts of damage, termites can cause a property, knowing what signs to look for can go a long way in limiting your home’s exposure to these destructive pests. Some signs that might indicate you are dealing with a termite infestation include:

  • The appearance of swarmers or their shed wings in your home.

  • Windows and doors becoming tight-fitting in their frames.

  • Excessively squeaky floorboards.

  • Soft, rustling noises coming from within the walls.

  • The appearance of small holes in wood in your home.

  • Mud tubes in the soil around your home.

If you spot any of these signs in your home, contact the professionals here at Adams Exterminating Company right away. Otherwise, your property could be left exposed to immense destruction caused by termites.

What’s The First Step In Termite Control?

Termite season is rapidly approaching. Therefore, now is the perfect time to call Adams Exterminating Company and schedule your annual termite inspection. Not only will we inspect for any signs of termites in your Frisco property, but we will also work with you to take the proper steps to better protect your property for this upcoming termite season.

There’s no reason to leave your property exposed to termites and their destructive tendencies. Call Adams Exterminating Company today, and we’ll make sure you're protected from these destructive pests. 

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