Spring is the time of year when termites become more active in New England and homeowners should take steps to protect their homes from these destructive pests.
Termites are social insects that live in large colonies, which can contain between 60,000 and a million individuals. They feed on cellulose, which is found in wood, paper, and other plant materials, making homes and other structures vulnerable to infestation.
In New England, termites are most active in the spring when they swarm to start new colonies. During this time, homeowners may see winged termites, or swarmers, inside or around their homes. This is a clear sign that there is a termite colony nearby and that the home may be at risk of infestation. Modern can help!
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How to Protect Your Home from Termites
To protect your home from termites, it is important to take preventative measures.
This can include:
- Reducing moisture in and around your home: Termites require a moist environment to survive, so reducing moisture in and around your home can help to deter them.
- Repairing leaks: Fixing leaks and other sources of moisture, such as clogged gutters and downspouts, can help to reduce the risk of termite infestation.
- Sealing cracks and crevices: Sealing cracks and crevices in your home’s foundation and exterior walls can help to prevent termites from entering your home.
- Regular inspections: Scheduling regular inspections with Modern Pest can help to detect termite activity early and prevent significant damage.
If you suspect that your home has a termite infestation, it is important to have it inspected by Modern Pest as soon as possible. Modern’s Service Professionals have the tools and experience needed to determine the extent of the infestation and to develop a treatment plan that will effectively eliminate the termites and protect your home from future infestations.
Don’t let termites eat you out of house and home, literally!
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The Modern Solution
Modern’s Termite Control program starts with an in-home termite inspection conducted by a trained termite specialist. During the termite inspection, a detailed graph is created noting visible termite activity, visible damage and conditions that may be conducive for future activity. The termite inspection includes a thorough review of areas such as basements, crawl spaces, the exterior of the buildings, spaces under porches and the entire first floor if built on a slab.
At Modern, we offer a comprehensive termite treatment program using the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System with Always Active™ technology to help detect termite attacks, stop termite activity and protect your home 24/7 from persistent termite threats and problems. Call today for more info or to schedule service!