It’s Termite Season! Termite Awareness Week
Every spring, pest control companies around the nation share info on Termite Awareness Week! This time of year, termites begin to swarm, making it important to know how to prepare. Our team aims to spread awareness about the possible (and very real) dangers of termites year-round in New Mexico. For Termite Awareness Week, we’re sharing a series of informational videos that explore several termite-related topics you should know. Keep reading to learn how the experts at New Mexico Pest Control can help protect you from termites year-round.
Signs of a Termite Problem
During termite season and all year long, it’s important to keep an eye out for the main signs of termites:
- Swarmers, AKA winged termites that emerge in large groups around this time each year.
- Often the first visible sign of termites, piles of shed wings left by swarmers.
- Damaged wood can appear blistered, rotten, and sound hollow.
- Often confused with sawdust, termite droppings (frass) are the color of wood.
- Other than seeing swarmers, subterranean termite mud tubes are the most common sign you’ll see.
How to Prevent Termites in New Mexico
In order to protect your home against termites, it’s important to learn what may attract them to your property and take the steps to safeguard your yard. Always keep firewood and any mulch at a distance from the foundation of your home. Similarly, always remove excess wood from your property, including construction lumber, fallen trees, and stumps. It’s also important to do everything you can to prevent moisture-damaged wood by promptly repairing leaky faucets and poor drainage problems. Most of all, make sure you have a continuous termite monitoring, baiting, or protection plan in place from your termite control team!
Year-Round Termite Awareness
Even though Termite Awareness Week only comes around once a year, it’s important to protect yourself from the dangers of termites all year long! Our goal is to make sure our customers are well-informed on their options to protect their property from termites. If you’re unsure what termite treatment method works best for you and your family, our termite exterminators can help. We’ll be happy to customize a termite treatment plan suited to the unique needs of your property!
For more information on termites, make sure to check out our termite learning center.