After one of the harshest winters experienced by much of the United States, we are ready to welcome spring with open arms. However, the trifecta of Arctic cold, snow and ice may have left many homes battered and vulnerable to the most destructive pest – the termite.
As the weather warms, termites emerge from their overwintering spots in search of mates and new structures in which to establish their colonies. Termites send out large number of swarmers and are often mistaken by homeowners as winged ants. Some of the swarmers will mate and start new colonies.
While swarmers and their discarded wings are the most visible sign of a termite problem, here are other warning signs homeowners should know:
- Mud tubes (used by termites to reach a food source) on the exterior of the home
- Soft wood in the home that sounds hollow when tapped
- Cracked or bubbling paint
- Small pies of feces that resemble sawdust that may be evidence of a termite nest
- Rotted tree stumps or landscaping timbers in close proximity to the house
InCide® Pest Control Insulation will kill termites upon contact with the insulation and is intended to prevent termite infestation anywhere the product is applied. InCide® is treated with a highly effective pesticide and fire-retardant. It is recommended for use in new constructions and retrofit applications in attics, sidewalls and crawl spaces.
If signs of termites is found, contact a pest control professional to eliminate costly damage from termite infestation. InCide® is an EPA registered product and may only be installed by a licensed pest control professional.