Why Termites Love Tunneling Inside Turks & Caicos Homes

dozens of termites crawling on damaged wood on north caicos island

Living here on Turks and Caicos requires us to take certain precautions. We may know nothing about how to deal with snowstorms, but we’re well-prepared when it comes to hurricanes; we may not know what it’s like to live in the desert, but we understand the beauty and dangers of the ocean; and we may not worry about animals like bears, but we deal with other dangerous animals. Believe it or not, termites are one of those animals.

Termites aren’t dangerous in the typical way you’d think of danger, but they love tunneling inside homes on Turks and Caicos and they can cause an extensive amount of damage, sometimes to the point of making your home an unsafe place to live. But you can keep your home protected from the threat of termites.

Why Termites Love Tunneling Inside Homes On Turks & Caicos

Termites love areas that are warm and damp. While they can remain active all year in climates that are much cooler and drier than it is here, our climate could be considered their sweet spot. They don’t just survive – they thrive. Furthermore, spring is the time of year when they are most active. Termites reproduce in the spring, which means termite populations all over Turks and Caicos are growing, and when termites reproduce, they form new colonies. This means spring is the time of year when your home is most at risk for a termite infestation. If you don’t currently have termites in your home, but there’s a colony nearby, the reproducing termites could end up starting their new colony within your walls.

Why You Need To Protect Your Home

If you could see termites crawling through your home on their way to build their colony, it would be easy to know that pest control was needed. Unfortunately, termites are excellent at staying hidden. Homeowners may go months or years with a termite infestation before realizing it’s there.

That’s why it’s important to protect your Turks and Caicos home whether you have termites or not. Yearly inspections by a trained professional from Parkway Pest Solutions are key. We also highly recommend installing a termite baiting system like Sentricon with Always Active®.

Sentricon® works through the use of bait stations that are strategically placed around the perimeter of your home. Termites are attracted to the bait (instead of your home) and they bring the bait back to the nest, which eliminates the entire colony. Learn more about our termite control methods by reaching out to Parkway Pest Solutions today!