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Understanding Why Termites Swarm in Houses

April 2, 2024

Termites are social insects that live in large colonies. They have a complex life cycle, and swarming is a natural part of their reproductive process. An in-house termite swarm occurs when the reproductive members of the colony leave their nest to find a mate and establish new colonies. Termite swarms in your house can cause serious damage to wooden structures. In this blog post, we delve into the reasons behind termite swarms and their potential ...

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The Role of Moisture in a Termite Infestation

April 30, 2023

Moisture is a key factor in the survival and reproduction of termites; without it, they cannot thrive. A crawlspace, in particular, can be a breeding ground for these pests if it has a high moisture level. What Attracts Termites to a Property? Termites are constantly searching for water sources to survive. Usually, termites get their water from the soil. However, they also find water sources from dripping pipes, condensation on pipes, and plugged gutters of ...

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Termite Swarming Season: Three Indications of Termite Swarmers

April 19, 2023

Missouri properties are susceptible to moderate-to-severe termite damage based on the Termite Infestation Probability (TIP) Zones, which help determine if an inspection or prevention is necessary to protect homes from termites. Because Missouri is located in TIP Zone #2, homeowners must take extra precautions to prevent termites from causing damage to their homes. Identifying an infestation, understanding when to expect a swarm, and having a strategy if termites are found in your home will save ...

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