Why Termites Never Rest in Port St. Lucie
October 18, 2018
Termites thrive in warm weather which makes Port St. Lucie a target for year-round termite activity. Just like in other parts of the country, termites go through their natural life cycle and follow the same activity patterns such as breeding in the spring. However, where in northern cold climates termites may go into a dormant state or burrow far underground to stay warm and survive the winter, in Florida, termites can continue doing a great deal of damage to your home all winter long. Unfortunately, in Port St. Lucie, you can’t let your guard down on termites and must be diligent in looking for signs of them and protecting your home throughout the year.
How Termite Damage Can go Unnoticed
Unless you are constantly examining the far reaches and depths of your home, such as the attic, basement, and crawl spaces, it’s easy to miss damage from termites. When they swarm in the spring from their outdoor colony looking for new spaces for satellite colonies, you may mistake them for annoying flying ants or other warm-weather pests and not realize they are termites. Unfortunately, a lot of the time, termite damage isn’t noticed until it is severe enough to start causing visible issues in your home such as buckling floors or walls.
It’s a good idea to know the signs of termites such as discarded wings and other insect parts, sawdust-like piles around your home, particularly near wood and walls, mud tubes in and around your house, and unusual sounds coming from the walls. Making yourself familiar with the habits of termites and what they look like can also help you identify them quickly should you see signs of the live pests around your property.
It’s Always the Right Time for Termite Control
In Port St. Lucie, there is no “termite season” so choosing a particular time of year to contact us at Nozzle Nolen for service isn’t warranted. Our termite experts are available year-round to help prevent or treat a termite infestation. If you are moving into a new home or have been in your home all your life, now is the right time to contact Nozzle Nolen for an inspection and consultation service. We will determine the least invasive method of treating or preventing termites in your home. Tenting, bait stations, Termidor and Sentricon® System with Always Active™ are all effective tools in combating termites that we have at our disposal. We will work with you to monitor and continually inspect your home to be sure your termite problem in under control.
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