Why Do Termites Swarm?
Termites swarm as a way to reproduce and establish new colonies. The process usually occurs in the spring or summer, when the weather is warm and humid. During a swarm, winged reproductive termites, known as alates, emerge from the nest and take to the air. The alates then mate and the females land to start new colonies, shedding their wings in the process. The males, on the other hand, die shortly after mating. Swarming is an important part of the termite life cycle and helps to ensure the survival and expansion of the species. It is also a sign that a termite infestation may be present, as the presence of swarming termites can indicate the presence of a nearby nest.
How to Identify a Termite Swarm
Identifying a termite swarm is the first step in taking control of a potential termite infestation. Termites typically swarm in the spring or summer months, usually on warm, humid days. The best way to spot a termite swarm is to look for a group of winged insects, often mistaken for ants, flying near light sources or gathering around windows and doors. Another sign of a termite swarm is the presence of shed wings, which can often be found near windowsills or doorways. If you suspect that you have a termite infestation, it is important to contact a pest control professional as soon as possible. Pest control professionals have the knowledge and experience to properly identify and eliminate termite infestations, helping to protect your home and prevent further damage.
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Termites can swarm in the spring when the weather gets warm. Did you know termites stay hidden in walls and floors where you can’t hear or see them?
Make sure to have a termite inspection of your home at least one time per year from a qualified termite control company.
A WDIR report is required most of the time when buying or selling a home a mortgage is being secured. Universal Pest & Termite offers WDIR/Moisture inspections and reports.
We offer our exclusive “One-Click” service. After the WDIR Inspection, we will simply send you an email with everything you need. Easy, Fast, Simple
Termite Treatment Options
1.Termite Perimeter- Soil Treatment:
Soil treatment is just one option for termite treatment and Universal Pest & Termite offers this approach as part of our standard conventional termite treatment.
Soil treatment is a traditional method for treating termites, which has been used successfully for many decades.
It requires a direct application of the termite treatment material into the soil around the entire exterior perimeter of your home.
Benefits of soil treatment by Universal:
Less disruptive – Significantly less intrusion and aesthetic disruption (i.e. moving furniture, removing carpet, drilling of finished floors, dust) inside your home.
More environmentally friendly – The Universal Pest & Termite application of material is localized to strategic areas which reduce the total amount of material used.
2.Flex-Guard Termite Protection:
Universal Pest & Termite offers a quarterly program that covers both termite issues as well as general pest control service.
Approx. every 90 days, your technician will apply a granular termite product around the perimeter of your home. He or She will also service for ants, spiders, roaches and other common invaders.
If, in between service, you need any additional services your technician will return at no charge.
This program includes our standard termite warranty. If any conventional termite treatments are needed, no worry, they are also included.
Benefits of the Flex-Guard Program:
Less Material Used – This allows termite service without using hundreds of gallons of liquid termiticide.
Complete Protection – No need to worry about the different pest invaders. This program offers complete protection with one convenient visit and one low service fee. Termites, Ants, Roaches, Rodents, interior, exterior perimeter.
3. Block-Guard Termite Protection
(Highly Recommended in Hampton Roads):
Block-Guard Termite Protection is our most comprehensive termite program. This program offers a yearly termite baiting system, yearly inspection, liquid service if needed or desired as well as our “No-Hassle” Termite Warranty. Universal Pest & Termite will inspect your property to determine if any liquid services are needed initially. If so, our highly trained technicians will apply a liquid termite protection barrier around the perimeter of your home. He/She will then install (Fully baited) termite bait stations around the property. These stations are not monitoring stations. They are fully baited and ready to protect. This service is the gold standard in termite protection.
The benefits of Block-Guard Termite Protection:
– Liquid protection if needed or desired
– Fully pre-baited termite bait stations installed
– Yearly inspections
– Our No-Hassle” Termite Warranty. If termites return, so will we and service at no additional charge to you
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