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3 Illuminating Ideas To Handle Termite Swarms

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Spring is the time of year when Formosan Termites take flight in “swarms” and seem to own the airspace in your neighborhood and more terrifying – around your home. These swarms are out to breed, spreading the colony, and finding a new home – you’re home. BugMaster has three straightforward and cost-effective ways to keep the termite swarms at bay.

3 Ways To Keep Termite Swarms Away From Your Home

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1.  Turn off flood lights and porch lights.
Termite swarms are attracted to lights on your home at night. If you do not have company coming over and security issues are not a problem then turn off the lights located on your house.

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2. Close house window drapes and blinds
The home interior lights through those beautiful bay windows are just as alluring to Formosan Termite swarms as the lights on the outside of the home. Blinds and drapes are great for privacy and keeping the termites away from your home.

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3. Use a clip-on work light in the backyard.
Away from your home – add a work light to a high tree limb in a tree. The termites will be drawn away from your home and make their new home away from yours.

One last thing, homeowners, should manage and eliminate any moisture around, on or under the wood house. Termites need moisture to thrive and create a new colony.

Formosan Termite swarms are a part of our eco-system, and they can be alarming to see around your home and property. Seeing a swarm does not mean you have a termite infestation feeding on your home, but it is a good idea to call BugMaster (a Sentricon Certified Specialists) to inspect your home for any damage or possible termite issues.

The BugMaster Sentricon Certified Termite Specialists can inspect, monitor and help you keep your home protected. If you see termite swarms or rodents, give us a call at the Mobile location, 251-666-4402 or the Daphne location, 251-626-6667.

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