There is never a wrong time to conduct a pest inspection. Spring is especially good as insects respond to the warmer weather by reproducing rapidly. Ants clean out their hills from the winter freeze. Bees gather nectar to feed their larvae. Termites, in particular, take this season to leave their colonies in swarms, mate, multiply, and find new nests to build.
Not sure if you have termites? Here’s how to find them. Look out for the “swarmers”, the termites with wings that reproduce. If you have seen tiny white wings around your foundation or on window sills of your home, you might have a termite problem budding or in full bloom. You can keep your eyes peeled for these signs, but a professional can instantly see what you cannot. The certified experts at Times Up Termite, Inc. can help. We inspect your home, assess any damage, and customize a termite treatment service at once.
Why Termite Control Is Important in Spring for Residents in the Berkeley Area
Termite damage can cost you big money. Every year, these pests wreak havoc on homeowners leaving billions of dollars of destruction in their wake. Regular inspections are paramount to keeping your property and belongings safe. Here are a few reasons why spring is the best time of year to focus on termite control:
- Reproduction is in high gear: When the weather warms up, the reproductive members of the colony spread their wings and take flight. The females attract males by releasing their seductive pheromones. Once the male chooses a mate, they relinquish their wings and look for a nesting location of their own. These pests then reproduce exponentially within three or four years. That adds up to a lot of damage, especially when the colony becomes too large and splits into other areas of your home.
- Spring yardwork can reveal these invaders: Remember, termites love wood. They will enjoy your mulch. As you lay new mulch in your flower beds, you will have an up-close and personal view of your foundation. You may also be able to find mud tubes which are highways between their colonies and their food sources.
- Rain makes wood tasty: As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers – and termites. With seasonal rains, the wood around your home becomes damp and soft. This is the perfect bed for termites to nestle into and lay eggs.
Save Your Home with Termite Control in the Berkeley Area
Beat termites at their own game when you hire a trusted termite control company to conduct spring inspections. Scheduling a free home inspection by a licensed exterminator will help you draw the battle line. Since 1991, the professionals at Times Up Termite, Inc. have served homeowners across the Berkeley, Oakland, Castro Valley, and Fremont areas protect their homes from unwanted invaders.
Contact us at 510-568-7200 to speak with our team of experts at Times Up Termite, Inc. You can also get in touch online to request a free estimate for termite control in Berkeley.