The summer rains have finally slowed down, And the cool weather of fall and winter are beginning to catch up with us once again. This is the time of year that most of us want to cozy up with our families and enjoy the holidays. But before you get too cozy, this is also the ideal time of year to invest in termite control before the swarms return this spring. Eliminating your termite problem takes a bit of investment and preparation on your part. Please don’t wait until the last minute. Take some time before we experience the first cold days of our Florida winter to do some simple preparations for the months to come.
Are Termites Really A Big Deal?
We can’t tell you the number of homeowners who have come to us in a state of distress because they didn’t take their termite problem seriously when it first started. Termite infestations are responsible for billions of dollars worth of damage to homes and commercial buildings all across the country each year. I can’t understate the enormous amount of damage that a termite colony can do in a single season, let alone what can take place if you let it go for years on end. The cost to treat termites using high-quality, professional termite control is minimal compared to the cost of rebuilding your home once enough termite damage has occurred.
Before I move on, let’s begin with a brief understanding of how a termite colony operates. Each termite colony can have hundreds of thousands of termites living in it, and each of the termites eats day and night. Their food of choice is the cellulose they find in the wood components and drywall that make up your home. When left untreated for long enough, termite infestations can also begin to infest wood furniture, cardboard boxes, and anything else they can find inside your home.
So, yes, termites really are a big deal, but you don’t have to live your life in fear of them. At Holder Termite and Pest Control, we have invested our lives in helping families just like yours fight pests of all kinds. When you’re ready, give us a call, we’re here to help.
Why Fall Is The Time To Invest In Termite Control
If you’re wondering why it’s so crucial that you start preparing your finances and your home to treat a termite infestation today, it comes back to the time of year that termites are most active. It’s unlikely that you’ll ever hear us say that it’s just too late to treat your home for termites, but there are times of the year better than others.
Like many bugs, termites prefer warm, damp weather. Living in Florida, we’ve got that in spades. Spring is the time of year that termites swarm, and once they’ve chosen to set up their colony in your home, it can take a bit of work to get rid of them. By investing in termite control services during the fall and winter, you ensure that your home is protected by the time termites come back around in the spring. Not to mention the fact that you eliminate any existing colonies within your home so they can’t continue to do damage while you’re relaxing and enjoying the holidays.
Preparing Your Home And Property
Another great reason that the fall is an excellent time to begin your termite control journey is that many of us are already out in our yards trimming back the summer growth from our plants and trees. If your home needs to be tented to treat an existing infestation, you need to have all of the live foliage cut back away from your house to make space for the fumigation tent. If you schedule it properly, you may be able to kill two birds with one stone.
This is also the time of year that many families travel to visit their loved ones, which can be an excellent opportunity for a team to come in and fumigate your property. Fumigation requires that your home is vacant, so that week at your grandmother’s house may provide the perfect opportunity to protect your home from termites.
Find An Expert In Your Area
If you’re not ready to invest in termite control this fall or winter, that’s OK. Take this opportunity to research and find an expert in your area who you can call when and if you find yourself in a pest-related predicament. Unfortunately, you never know when a termite infestation will occur, so be prepared, find an expert you can trust, and be ready to call them when you need to.
The state of Florida is overflowing with critters that we have to protect ourselves from. You wouldn’t send your children to swim in shark-infested waters, don’t welcome risk into your household by not taking steps to protect it from termites and other pests. Holder Termite and Pest Control has serviced the Deland area for more than 40 years, and it would be our honor to serve you as well. When you’re ready to invest in termite control, call our office for a free estimate.