Seeing Flying Termites Around Your Home? How To Get Rid Of Them And Prevent Them From Coming Back Again
In most cases, termites do not fly, but there are some that do. These termites are often referred to as swarmers. Flying termites are reproductive adults and they come out only in the right conditions, such as when the weather is dry and warm but not too hot. Because these termites are reproductive, it is important to get rid of them as quickly as you can. To help you, below is information on how to get them away from your home and what you can do to prevent the flying termites from coming back again.
Get Rid of Flying Termites
There are things you can try on your own to get rid of the flying termites. You should be aware that if you see these termites, you likely already have an infestation of traditional termites, which can cause a lot of damage to your home.
There are baits and traps that you can purchase online or in stores. If you have a lot of flying termites, these baits are generally a waste of time because you would have to use many of them. There are also sprays that you can use to spray the termites that you see. Because they fly, it will be difficult to spray them.
Because termites are so dangerous, the best thing you can do is contact a pest control company. They have the skills, the knowledge, and the right pesticides to kill the flying termites for you. The pest control company can then take care of the traditional termites that you have.
Prevent Flying Termites
All insects need water in order to live, so you need to remove any moisture problems you may have on the exterior of your home. This includes any water leaking around your HVAC unit, outdoor faucets, and more. Keep your gutters clean because if gutters are clogged with leaves and other debris, water will back up instead of draining out of the gutter. Check your roof to make sure there is no accumulation of water on it.
You also need to remove food sources for the flying termites. This means removing any wood mulch and old plant debris around or in your home. If you use firewood, do not leave it stacked up outside.
The pest control technician will give you more tips to help you prevent the flying termites from coming back again. Reach out to flying termite removal professionals today.