Spring Has Arrived In Virginia and So Have Termites

Posted by David Outhous on Apr 2, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Termite season is upon us. Implementing prevention tactics can help you keep these pests away from your home. Still, if you already have an infestation, you probably won’t get rid of the entire infestation with over-the-counter termite treatment chemicals. You’ll need professional help to make sure you get every one of those wood-chewing pests.

When you need help evicting termites, contact RichPro Exterminating for an appointment to assess the situation and quote you on the best way to get rid of termites. You’ll also learn how to prevent termites in the future.

Termite Season

You can lower the termite prevention cost each spring by taking steps throughout the year to dissuade these pests from chewing on your home. During the winter months, you can use over-the-counter termite prevention treatment and keep woody shrubs, firewood, and other attractants away from your home.

If you notice signs of termites before and during termite season, despite your efforts, contact RichPro Exterminating for aggressive termite prevention services. We’ll kill the termites, then help you set up a schedule for professional termite prevention treatment during the off months to keep these pests from returning.

Signs of Termites

You can look for signs of termites if you know where to look. However, if you see the signs, you already have an infestation and need to take immediate action. Look for holes in the wood on your home that are about the size of nails, fissures, piles of “sawdust” on the floor, especially near window frames and door jambs, and termite wing pieces.

If you don’t see signs of termites in your home, but you see signs of them in rotted wood, such as old stumps or firewood piled close by, start taking preventative measures. Look for underground tunnels and mud tubes near the base of your home. If they are still far enough away from your home, try using over-the-counter chemicals to stop them. However, if they are within 10 to 20 feet of your home, you should call in the professionals.

When Is Termite Season?

Some of the questions new homeowners have are, “When is termite season?” and “How long is termite season?” Active swarming seasons begin in the spring, but termite season lasts through the summer and fall. You should apply termite prevention tactics and chemicals year-round, including using termite prevention chemicals starting in early spring and ending in late fall.

Keeping after these pests saves you money in the long run since they are such a problem if you have a wood-frame home. If you find you can’t keep up with them with termite prevention during the winter, early spring and late fall, RichPro Exterminating can set up a schedule to spray throughout the year.

Contact RichPro Pest Management

If you ignore a termite problem that is close to your home, you can bet they’ll find their way into your home. If you ignore a termite infestation that has already attacked your home, these wood-eating pests will eventually eat enough of the wood away that your home will become structurally unstable. On top of paying to get rid of the termites, you’ll have to pay someone to repair your home – if it is still repairable.

Contact RichPro Pest Management today to help eradicate these pests before they do too much damage to your home.

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