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Termite Swarms Hit Long Island, NY; Tips for Protecting Homes from Damage
Unfortunately, many homeowners do not protect their homes from likely invasions. “On Long Island, it’s not a question of ifyou have termites, it’s a matter of when,” said Mike Deustch, BCE, Arrow Exterminating, Technical Director.
Right now, it’s termite swarming season, a time of year when billions of reproductive subterranean termites take flight from their colonies in search of new homes to infest. “Swarming termites are one of the most obvious signs that you could have a termite problem, and that you need help,” added Deustch
In addition to large swarms of winged insects inside and/or around the home, other signs of termites include mud tubes on walls, hollow sounding wood, and dead termites or wings around windows, doors, heating vents or in bathtubs and sinks. If termites are discovered, homeowners should contact a licensed pest management professional.”
Homeowners wishing to learn more about termites, the risk they pose to their homes and how to prevent them are encouraged to visit http://www.ArrowExterminating.com In the meantime, homeowners should pay particular attention to areas where there is wood access, such as around decking, near landscape timbers, firewood piles, fences and any areas with direct wood-to-soil contact. High-moisture areas near the roof downspout, sprinkler heads or air conditioner drip lines are also conducive locations for termite activity.
Robert Wiemer ACE