Q: Why worry about termites?

A: Termites cause billions of dollars in damage each year. They primarily feed on wood, but also damage paper, books, insulation, and even swimming pool liners and filtration systems. Termites can injure living trees and shrubs, but more often are a secondary invader of woody plants already in decline. While buildings may become infested at any time, termites are of particular importance when buying or selling a home since a termite inspection/infestation report is normally a condition of sale. Besides the monetary impact, thousands of winged termites emerging inside one's home are an emotionally trying experience, not to mention the thought of termites silently feasting on one's largest investment.

Q: Why are infestations often discovered during March - May?

A: Spring typically is when large numbers of winged termites, known as "swarmers," emerge inside homes. In nature, termites swarm to disperse and start new colonies. Triggered by warmer temperatures and rainfall, the winged termites emerge from the colony and fly into the air. The swarmers then drop to the ground, shed their wings, pair off with a mate, and attempt to begin new colonies in the soil. Few swarmers emerging outdoors survive to start new colonies. Swarmers emerging indoors are incapable of eating wood, seldom survive, and are best removed with a vacuum. They do, however, indicate that an infestation is present.

Q: How can Atlantic Termite & Pest Help Me?

A: By utilizing only safe, tested, effective methods - Atlantic won't stop until your termite problem is eradicated and you are %100 satisfied. Call us now for a free consultation and to take advantage of our $100 off Spring Termite special.

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BUG TIP #237:Do I have Termites?

In early spring or summer, depending on the breed, an established colony produces hundreds of winged variants able to reproduce and spread the species. If the colony has invaded your house, hundreds, even thousands of these little critters may swarm out of your walls and cover a room or two. It's usually over as quickly as it starts, lasting probably an hour to a few hours. These swarmers won't hurt you. They die quickly and you can vacuum them up. If they swarm inside your house, you have termites, and must do something.