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Friday, 28 June 2013

Termite Swarming Season 2013 Has Arrived


Termite Swarming

It is that time of year again, termite season is upon us in London ontario. During the Spring and often into the beginning of summer, termites become more active in our area and therefore pose a bigger risk to homes and structures. Due to an unusually warm winter, it is likely that this swarming will start earlier, last longer, and be more intense than normal, without the harshness of freezing temperatures to lower the population of these insects. But, whether you have seen these swarming insects or not, there is no need to panic. Despite the ominous images of wood eating insects eating your home into a mound of dust, there are things you can do to prevent and control termite problems in your home or other structure.

The first step to learning to prevent termite issues in your home, comes from being educated. There are a few types of termites that can effect your home and property, each has to be handled a different way.

The first, and most common, termite species in London Ontario is the Subterranean Termite. These termites entire the home or structure from the soil beneath, and then begin to eat away at the wood, while drawing their moisture from the ground to sustain their existance. There are things you can do to help prevent a termite problem caused by this species of termite, like clearing all debris from around your home, keeping all wooden parts of the home structure away from the soil. If you already have a problem with subterranean termites in your home or structure, these termites can be easy to treat and usually do not require fumigation. The soil around and underneath the home can be treated, forcing the termites to come into contact with the treatment when they return to draw moisture for their colony.

Another species of termite that can affect homes in London Ontario  is the Damp Wood termite. Damp Wood termites also need moisture to sustain their colonies, but unlike their subterranean counterparts, Damp Wood termites do not return to the soil to draw moisture, but rather require moisture damage and damp wood in a structure to sustain life. Keeping up with moisture issues and water damage to homes and structures can often be the best prevention against termite damage from this type of termite in a home or structure. If you already have a problem with dampwood termites, often a localized treatment can be performed and the moisture problems can be corrected and the termites can be removed without the need for fumigation.

The final species of termite present in london  is the Dry Wood Termite. These termites are those that are most often seen swarming, and enter a dwelling at random while swarming during certain months of the year. These termites require no moisture source to sustain life, and are much more difficult to prevent and remove. The best things that can be done to prevent Dry Wood termite problems are to paint and seal all exposed wood on a home, and keep all cracks and crevices sealed to prevent these termites from swarming and entering the home. If you already have a Dry Wood termite problem, there is often rarely anything that can be done other than fumigation. However, in some cases if the termites are present only in an addition or deck and the remainder of the home is block, it can be possible to spray and treat the infestation.

The most important thing to remember about termites, is time. The faster you catch the problem and contact a pest control professional, the quicker you can take steps to remove the infestation and prevent further damage to your home or structure. At Hudson Pest Control, we believe in trying to solve your termite problems as quickly and easilly as we can while remaining effective. We promise to explain to you all of your treatment options, and be honest about what is needed and what is not. We will leave you with the confidence and peace of mind that you are in control of your home and that the termites are in good hands.

The best way to protect your home from termites is treatment and prevention warranty. At Rapid Pest Control, we offer termite warranties and treatments for all local structures, and guarantee the best prices in the London Ontario area. Termite protection for your home is more affordable than you ever thought possible, and it is our mission to make sure it is available to every home owner at a rate they can afford. Contact our office today for a free professional service estimate at  
519 204 5428.

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2 comments

  1. finding the perfect way to get rid of termites at my place has really saved me a lot of headache ever since

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  2. So, it is the time to take sufficient steps for controlling them. Proper baiting will ensure a risk free season. Proper baiting technique is absolutely required for controlling them properly. termite baits are really effective for getting rid of infestation.

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