A swarm of insects is never a good thing, and a swarm of termites is no exception. If you find a termite swarm near your Kansas City business, you should be wary. It may not be long before you find yourself with a termite infestation. Learn everything you should know about termite swarmers and protect your business from these damaging pests.
What Is A Termite Swarmer?
When termites want to build new colonies, they form termite swarmers. These winged insects take to the skies and look for mates, but they don’t travel far from their original nest. Once they mate, the termites shed their wings. If they do this near your business, you may soon have a pest problem on your hands (if you don't already have one).
Typically, you’ll only see termite swarmers in the warmer weather. Termites are less active during the winter months, so they tend to be less noticeable. Therefore, termite season refers to the spring and summer months. But termites are active all year long. They have the potential to damage your business at any time of the year.
What Does it Mean If You See a Termite Swarmer?
Seeing a termite swarmer doesn’t mean that you have a termite infestation. Rather, it means that there is a colony near your business. The closer a swarmer is to your property, the more likely it is that you will experience damage to your business. Swarmers inside your business is a sign that you already have a termite nest in the soil under your building.
Unfortunately, the damage done by termites will not be minor. These pests can be devastating to a business because they cause significant damage to wood. They eat away at floor joists, ceiling joists, and wall studs. The biggest problem with termites is that the damage they are creating is seldom seen until the infestation is in an advanced state.
Repairing that damage could cost thousands of dollars. Furthermore, you may need to close your business until everything is repaired. This puts your business and your income at risk. In the time that your business is closed, you lose regular customers.
How Can You Keep Termites Away?
You don’t need to stand idly by as termites destroy your business. By being proactive, you can prevent an infestation before it causes irreparable damage. It’s important to note that killing all of the termites in a termite swarm isn’t enough to eliminate the problem. The termites in the swarms aren’t the ones who do damage to your business. Rather, the worker termites are the ones who cause structural damage. You should have your property checked for termites. If there are any present, complete elimination should be the goal.
Pinnacle Solutions can help protect your business from the threat of termites. We’ll identify your problem and come up with an effective treatment plan. Our commercial specialists have the training and tools needed to keep protect your business from termite damage. Contact Pinnacle to get started today.