Summer brings out the worst in termites all around Bluffton and Hilton Head Island. The tiny invasive insects particularly thrive in warm, windless days following rainfall. It’s when swarming is most prevalent and when queen termites lay more eggs.
But termites can cause destruction year-round. In colder months, the insects, about 1/8-inch length, forage deeper for warmth and also find comfort near hot water heaters. It further complicates preventative and eradication solutions.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates 600,000 home in the U.S. are affected annually with a total cost approaching $5 billion. The average termite repair per home is $8,000, and it’s rarely covered by insurance.
Homeowners in Bluffton, SC should be aware of the signs of an infestation. Termite dropping, damaged wood, mud tubes and discarded wings are common signs of a problem. Mud tubes are thin termite tunnels usually about the width of a pencil and are most common the base of homes.
Preventative maintenance is the best way to stave off termite problems. Keeping termites at bay includes making certain your home or office building is cool and dry. Treating wood also helps prevent termite infestation. Bee Green Pest Solutions offers the best preventative maintenance in Bluffton and Hilton Head.
Additional measures to help termite invasion include properly ventilating crawl spaces to minimize moisture as trimming shrubbery to al damp area to properly dry after rainfall.
Using synthetic mulch or pea gravel in landscaping also means less wood in a susceptible termite area.
Resist the temptation the disrupt termite infestations. It often causes the insects to spread. We can’t stress the importance of not disrupting termites when you find them.
Termites are also attracted to light, so turn off unnecessary light sources.
Disposal of old newspapers, books and scraps of lumber and keeping firewood stacked away from your home can also help prevent termite problems.
Bee Green Pest Solutions believes in customer service above all else. Our customers are our business! It is for this reason that our technicians are trained to ask about your individual needs and make sure your concerns are addressed.
As your local Bluffton pest control experts, Bee Green is serious in its commitment to provide natural, low-risk pest control with our innovative Green service.
We employ a targeted, environmentally-friendly, natural approach when treating your property.
We investigate the source of the problem – and eliminate it – before applying pesticides. We apply pesticides only when necessary. Contact our Bluffton Pest Control office at 843-540-6924.