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  • When it’s a specific time of the year, are you familiar with a specific type of budding sound? During this time of the year, even if it may not seem like it, spring is just around the corner. With that in mind, springtime means warmer weather, longer days, but also the return of many different insects that we have all forgotten about during the long winter months. For most homeowners, especially in the Glen Carbon, IL area there can be a specific bug that does wreak havoc in April and even into May. If you guessed termites, you are correct. If you weren’t aware that termites could be a problem, this is the blog for you! Continue reading on to find out all that you need to know about termites, and how to prevent them the best that you can during this season.

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    Different Types of Termites

    One thing that you’ll need to know is what type of bug you are facing. There are different termites like there are different breeds of dogs. To get to the basics, we are here to help you! These bugs can be broken down into two distinct groups, which are subterranean termites and dry wood termites. Though there are similarities between the types, there are also many distinct differences in their behavior, living habits, and swarming habits.

    Identifying a Termite Swarm

    Termite infestations happen in such a fast moment, you blink your eyes, and all of a sudden, termites have taken over your home. With this in mind, it is so important to be able to identify termite swarms quickly and correctly. When termites enter the so-called “swarming stage” this is when termites are ready to establish a new colony and reproduce to fill their colony. In all, termite swarmers resemble flying ants, and they will never come alone. Termite colonies begin forming immediately after swarmers hit their favored spot. Something to be mindful of is that termites are very good at picking their homes, and making a home out of just about anywhere that has both a cellulose source and a healthy amount of moisture.

    How to Prevent Termite Swarm Damage

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    Unfortunately for a homeowner, statically, termites can cause up to thousands of dollars in damage alone, while affecting more than 500,000 homes in a year. That can add up to five billion dollars of damage annually. If you want them out of your home, be sure to keep wood and wood products away from your home, remove any termite-infested plants from your property, seal any foundation cracks, fix leaky roofs, and repair indoor and outdoor water lines.

    If your Glen Carbon, IL home have a termite swarm issue? Give our team at Brady Pest a call today! We will have our experienced pest removal experts eliminate all of the termites roaming around your home.