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In a recent article about what homeowners should know about termites, writer Stephanie Booth of Realtor.com draws upon information from several certified entomologists to explain the conditions that can influence termite activity around and inside homes. Among the experts quoted is our very own Erin Richardson—president of All-American Pest Control.
 
Drawing inspiration from a recent uptick in termite swarms this year, Erin explained the connection between termite swarms and wet weather. She said, "The heavy rain we experienced this winter set the stage for termite swarms to emerge more than ever." And boy was she right. Swarms were popping up all over. But, it wasn't all bad news. While the increased swarms this year are likely to lead to more termite nests next year, there is a positive to consider and Erin jumped right to it. She explained that swarms are helpful because they are an indication of an active termite colony nearby in a hidden location. Subterranean termites are normally difficult to detect. Workers, which make up the vast majority of the termites in a colony, rarely expose themselves because they have a strong aversion to light. Swarmers, on the other hand, are drawn to light. If they swarm during the day, they can be easily seen. So more swarms means folks are going to have more opportunities to detect these sneaky insects. See? Good news!
 
This is a great article and we highly recommend you take a look at it. Along with the insight given by Erin on the connection between wet weather and termite swarmers, there is helpful information about what kinds of wood termites eat, how they can eat other materials, such as foam board insulation, and what food sources around a home can attract these wood-damaging pests. If you're looking to protect your home from subterranean termite damage, this is a good read.
 
Subterranean termites are a serious threat in Middle Tennessee and, as an expert, Erin knows what works to protect homes and businesses from termite damage. That is why she trusts the Sentricon® System with Always Active™.  Sentricon® with Always Active™ is an award-winning, highly-tested, eco-friendly termite control solution that targets termites and only termites. There is no better way to stop termites in their tracks. While you could use some of the tips from the article at Realtor.com to protect your home from termite damage, the better solution is to invest in professional termite control from a certified Sentricon® with Always Active™ installer. If you'd like assistance with this, and you are in our Middle Tennessee service area, we want you to know that we're here to help. Every home in Tennessee should have termite protection. Let us help you get your protection in place and keep those termites out.


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