Essential Steps For Termite Prevention This Summer On Turks & Caicos

a termite crawling on damaged wood at a home on west caicos island

With spring giving way to summer, our island home will begin experiencing its time of greatest pest activity. Although our year-round warmth allows pests to thrive in all four seasons, there is a definite uptake in activity during our hottest summer months. Termites are certainly active in summer, which is why it is essential to take steps to prevent termites this summer on Turks & Caicos.

Why Termites Are Most Active This Time Of Year

Although termites are active year-round, spring is usually considered termite season. This is due to the fact that it’s the time of year when termite swarmers from well-established colonies come out of the ground to mate. Once they find a mate, they will begin their own new colony. Forming a new colony takes work, and termites will remain diligent in this pursuit as spring turns to summer and summer to fall.

Essential Steps For Termite Prevention This Summer On Turks & Caicos

Preventing a termite infestation is far better than trying to eliminate a termite colony after it’s already established in your home. Termites hide deep within the walls of your home and their colonies can grow into the tens of thousands, which can cause major problems for you as a homeowner. By preventing termites from getting into your home, you’ll avoid the costly damage they cause. But how can you prevent them?

First, termites require moisture to survive. By eliminating as much excess moisture in and around your home as possible, you will make your house a bit less appealing. If you have wooden structures that come in direct contact with the soil, termites will likely find them. It is suggested to keep wood at least eighteen inches away from soil to help protect it from termites.

While taking your own prevention steps is a good start, the only surefire way to keep termites out of your home is to secure professional termite protection. Parkway Pest Solutions offers termite baiting and liquid treatment options to keep your home safe. We will perform a thorough inspection of your home and property to determine whether termites are already present either in your home or on your property. This will help us to determine the best course of action to take when it comes to your prevention plan. We want to treat your home with the customized service you need.

Don’t leave your home open to a termite infestation; protect it with the help of Parkway Pest Solutions. Call us to get started today!