As an Orlando homeowner, you probably think you have all your bases covered when it comes to termites. After all, termites come from the ground and you’ve taken all the necessary precautions against them, right? Contrary to popular belief, not all termites enter your home from the ground. Some, such as drywood termites, can literally fall from the sky—or enter through your attic, anyway. Here are a few things you need to know in order to protect your home from a drywood termite swarm!
The climate in Florida is what attracts many residents, including termites. They love the humid, warm climate of the state and have adapted to it well. So well, in fact, that drywood termites can and do swarm any time of the year. Drywood termites require little water to survive, so any time of year will do, but they especially love to swarm in the heat of summer. That’s why you have to be diligent and look for signs that you may have an infestation.
As their name suggests, drywood termites live in dry wood. That means you can find them anyplace in your home that has dry wood, such as:
You should perform regular inspections of your property in order to make sure there are no signs of these pesky insects and take preventative measures. Look for:
For more in-depth information, check out the State of Florida Department of Agriculture’s guide to drywood termites for residential homeowners.
Turner Pest Control has safe and effective options available for Orlando homeowners to help you terminate a termite problem! Call us at 407-675-5000 to find out more about our comprehensive termite treatment programs.