The Clark Man has a long history of successfully treating and protecting homes from these destructive pests, which cost consumers nearly $5 billion annually for treatment and repair of the damage they cause. But did you know there is a termite that doesn’t like to get its antennae dirty?
The drywood termite – unlike its soil-loving cousin – lives above ground in the home’s wood siding, roofing, and wood supports in the attic. Drywood termites will swarm by the hundreds around the exterior of a home in search of the appropriate location to enter and begin their mischievous and destructive ways.
What areas of your home are at the greatest risk from drywood termites? In his experience, the Clark Man has noticed the following areas to be the most vulnerable to drywood termite infestation:
The fall of the year from September to November is prime drywood termite swarming season, and swarms most often occur on sunny days after a spike in the thermometer following cooler temperatures.
Drywood termites are deliberate in their actions, and will excavate a small tunnel into the wood, close it behind them, and create a chamber they will inhabit for a year or more. They can stay dormant for extended periods of time (more than a year) and then re-emerge stronger and hungrier than ever. And drywood termites are also creatures of habit and are known to re-infest the exact same place.
What are some signs that drywood termites may be targeting your home for their next dinner buffet?
Remember, if you suspect your home has a problem with drywood termites, call 800/WE-NEED-YOU or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our highly trained, fully licensed termite inspectors will inspect your home thoroughly and, if treatment is required, will recommend preventative and curative treatments that are backed by our guarantee of 100-percent satisfaction.
Until next time, I’m the Clark Man, and thanks for helping me keep unwanted pests out of your home.