Summer Termite Prevention For Illinois Homeowners
July 13, 2018
Unfortunately for Illinois homeowners, termites don’t take the summers off. It is important to take the threat of termites seriously throughout the year, but especially in the warmer seasons when they become more active. There are several steps homeowners can take during the summer to help prevent a termite infestation — knowing the warning signs of a termite invasion as well as practicing prevention and exclusion techniques and understanding how important professional termite control is in protecting your home against these wood-destroying pests can save your home this summer!
Why Are Termites A Problem In Illinois?
The warm summers in Illinois present the perfect living conditions for termites. As termite colonies grow, the reproductive termites take flight in search of mates and a place to establish their new colonies. Termites survive by eating wood and will invade any unprotected home they can find; if they invade your home, they will tunnel through the structural wood inside while gathering food and cause expensive damages.
How Can You Spot A Termite Problem?
You can read in-depth about the warning signs of termites here. Some of the most important things to look for are swarming insects or discarded insect wings. Make sure to look for the less obvious signs as well such as sawdust-like material, tunneling, and mud tubes around your basement or foundation.
What Are Some Ways To Avoid A Termite Infestation?
As with many other pests, one of the best ways to prevent termites is to keep both your yard and home clean and free of excess moisture. To accomplish this, clean up all yard debris, rake up leaves, and remove any rotted organic material; keep woodpiles stacked neatly off the ground and away from your home; and to perform a thorough inspection of your home, sealing any cracks or areas that pests could use to gain access to your home.
Why Should You Get Professional Termite Treatment?
You might be surprised to know that termite damage is not usually covered by homeowner’s insurance! Termite damage can be extensive and extremely costly to repair, which is why it is so important to protect your home, and your wallet, from these destructive pests, especially during the height of their active season by implementing a termite control plan. The best protection from termites is a preventative plan utilizing the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ courtesy of Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators! The bait traps utilized by Sentricon® with Always Active™ are underground and not accessible to children or pets. The termites feed on the bait and bring it back to their colony, effectively eliminating the entire termite colony, even the queen! If you aren’t experiencing problems with termites in your home yet, utilizing these bait traps is the best way to prevent an infestation from taking up residence in your home! To protect your home from termites this summer, call Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators today!