Where You’ll Find Them
Swarming ants are typically found in rotting or damp wood, but they can also live in dry wood. They typically swarm in the spring and summer months after a period of rain and usually enter your home through openings around doors or windows. They’re also attracted to sweet foods like sugar and honey, so be sure to clean up your kitchen area often. Ants don’t cause nearly as much damage as termites do, but some types of ants can still damage your wood over time.
Eastern subterranean termites are local and can be found in, around and under your home. Workers build “termite tubes” out of the mud to travel up to wooden structures above ground, and you often have no idea since they’re located underground. Eeek! Other termites make their homes in undecayed wood. These pests infamously feed on that wood, and this can cause serious structural damage to your home if left untreated. Subterranean termites usually swarm in the springtime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
If you suspect termites, or you’re unsure of whether you have ants or termites in your home, don’t wait around! Termite damage can get extremely expensive over time. Contact us and we’ll inspect your home and get rid of the pests before they can cause any further damage. We also offer termite inspections, including pre-construction treatments, post-construction treatments and renewable termite contracts. Don’t forget to ask about NO-CONTACT service!