As soon as the weather gets warmer and the ground begins to heat, termites like to come out of their winter hiding places searching for food, water, a new place to colonize, and probably a mate. Here are a few tips to ensure you survive the spring swarming season!
Termites are among the most harmful insects known to humankind. Not because they can hurt us, but because they do billions of dollars in damage each year. Unfortunately for those of us in central Maryland, the Eastern Subterranean Termite is common in our region. This destructive critter is responsible for a shocking 80 percent of all termite control costs in the U.S.
The stockings are hung. The tree is up and decorated. The lights are shining. Maybe you’ve got a nice mug of eggnog or a glass of mulled wine. You’re ready to celebrate the holiday.
But so are the bugs!
The weather in our region may be warmer than usual, but that won’t stop some creepy crawly critters from invading your home. One key area bugs like to colonize is basements. Whether finished or not, basements often offer ideal conditions for bugs to make their homes.
Spring is here and that means one thing: Spring insects are coming! It’s this time of year when young insects leave the home looking for food and adventure. They might’ve been hibernating or quietly munching on the insides of your walls, but now that the weather’s getting nicer, they’re likely coming out in force.