Phoenix Termites Swarming – Seeing Phoenix Termites Swarming? Call Arizona’s Termite Experts today before the problem gets out of control. Bills Pest Termite Control is your hometown exterminator and experts at detecting termite problems. Our services are safe, effective and affordable. Don’t ignore a termite problem. It will not go away. Termites are cryptic and will continue to damage your home. Termite Treatment.
“Arizona is home to at least 17 different types of termites including one of the most destructive found in North America.”
PHOENIX TERMITES SWARMING – Reports from across the Valley indicate the Phoenix termite swarm season has is underway. Native termite (Heterotermes) are Arizona’s most destructive species and generate the bulk of termite treatment calls. Native Arizona termites typically swarm during the monsoon season.
Swarms are typically triggered by a couple days of rain (2-3) and a break in the summer temperatures. Heavy rains loosen our Arizona clay soil making conditions ideal for the termite swarm.
Heterotermes are one of 17 species native termites that can be found across the Sonoran Desert. Physically smaller than other species (5-6 times) and with smaller colonies they cause the bulk of yearly termite damage in Phoenix. If you see a shelter tube hanging from the ceiling inside your home it’s a good bet they are native termites (Heterotermes). Heterotermes tend to nest under concrete foundations and abutting slabs. These locations provide protection from the desert sun/heat and trap much needed moisture. Access to food sources (your home) is made by tunneling through expansion joints and stress cracks. Termite infestations can go undetected for several years, often not discovered until the damage becomes visible.
Homeowners should not panic if/when they discover evidence of a swarm activity. We live in a living desert and termite colonies are everywhere as will be swarm activity. Merely having or seeing swarmers near or around your home does not mean you have an infestation or need a termite treatment. Rather it should be a reminder to get your FREE yearly termite inspection and evaluation.
Termite inspection = Best Defense
The best protection against all types of Arizona termites is a yearly termite inspection. An experienced Phoenix exterminator, familiar with all types of Arizona termites, can detect the signs of infestation and point out conditions around your home that may invite future infestation(s).
Most Phoenix exterminator services agree that every home should be inspected at least once a year, especially homes with a history of termite activity.
Preventative type termite treatment services are not recommended as not all species are the same. Arizona termites can invade from underground, above ground, via flight, or can be imported. Termite treatment services designed to control ground based species provides no protection against infestations from above ground or flight. Termite Inspection Phoenix.
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Bills Termite Control is your hometown Phoenix exterminator providing safe, effective services for your home and business at affordable rates. Family owned and locally operated we are the experts that other Phoenix exterminator services recommend when they encounter an infestation beyond their resources. Bills Termite Control is Arizona’s termite experts!
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