PEST CONTROL TIPS

What's the buzz?

2015-03-05

Don't Fall into the Termite Trap!

Do you see flying termites every spring? Some south jersey home owners do. Reluctant to pay for a professional termite treatment they may try to solve their termite problem on their own, but what they don't know...

...is that the flying termites, visible above ground in the spring are only a small part of the termite problem. They are in fact a sign of a much larger problem below the surface that in time could cause severe damage to your home. If you are seeing swarming termites every spring your problem is growing and so are the costs that you'll eventually have in damage repair. Swarming termites that look like ants with wings are sent out in the spring. If a termite colony has grown too large, termite workers will look for a new food source, often in another area of your home. There they can establish a secondary colony.

Because they only appear above ground for a short time and then naturally die off, some home owners mistakenly believe that their novice intervention was the cause of death of the flying swarm of termites. What they don't realize is that not only has the rest of the colony remained alive and eating below the surface but a new colony has also been established. some home owners may engage for years in the cycle of spotting swarmers and "killing them off" with over the counter products. They think that new termite colony's return to their property each year and that their efforts have warded off damage to their home when all along the main colony is growing and dividing. If you get stuck in this trap of termite deception then over time termites can do tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home. It is best to call a professional at the first sign of a termite infestation. Cato's experts will inspect your home looking for signs that termites live beneath the surface. Cato has over a decade of experience in detecting, treating and repairing damage from termite infestations. Call 1 800 515 2745 and have your termite problems solved correctly from the start.

PEST CONTROL TIPS

What's the buzz?

2015-03-05

Don't Fall into the Termite Trap!

Do you see flying termites every spring? Some south jersey home owners do. Reluctant to pay for a professional termite treatment they may try to solve their termite problem on their own, but what they don't know...

...is that the flying termites, visible above ground in the spring are only a small part of the termite problem. They are in fact a sign of a much larger problem below the surface that in time could cause severe damage to your home. If you are seeing swarming termites every spring your problem is growing and so are the costs that you'll eventually have in damage repair. Swarming termites that look like ants with wings are sent out in the spring. If a termite colony has grown too large, termite workers will look for a new food source, often in another area of your home. There they can establish a secondary colony.

Because they only appear above ground for a short time and then naturally die off, some home owners mistakenly believe that their novice intervention was the cause of death of the flying swarm of termites. What they don't realize is that not only has the rest of the colony remained alive and eating below the surface but a new colony has also been established. some home owners may engage for years in the cycle of spotting swarmers and "killing them off" with over the counter products. They think that new termite colony's return to their property each year and that their efforts have warded off damage to their home when all along the main colony is growing and dividing. If you get stuck in this trap of termite deception then over time termites can do tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home. It is best to call a professional at the first sign of a termite infestation. Cato's experts will inspect your home looking for signs that termites live beneath the surface. Cato has over a decade of experience in detecting, treating and repairing damage from termite infestations. Call 1 800 515 2745 and have your termite problems solved correctly from the start.