Get Ready for Termite Season in Tennessee

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Tennesseans are passionate about their hobbies. Football season. Hunting season. There’s one type of season that no one in the Volunteer State anticipates—termite season. You never want to deal with these pests, but sometimes the unforeseen occurs, and termites infiltrate your home. Once they do, termites can do profound structural damage that could cost you thousands of dollars in repairs. Don’t let this happen to you! Preparation is your best defense against termites. That’s why Ameri Care Services composed this guide to help you get ready for termite season in Tennessee.

When is termite season?

Termites have the potential to be active at any time during the year, especially in warmer climates. In Tennessee, termites swarm from springtime through the end of fall, when temperatures are higher. Termites send swarmers—winged termites tasked to find new colonies and reproduce, creating new nests. These swarmers are identified by their wings, which are long and translucent; their black or red coloration, and look like flying ants.

Why are termites such a threat?

For one thing, termites do billions of dollars of property damage each year in the United States. A typical termite infestation costs a homeowner approximately $3,000 to repair.

Termites can target a wide variety of different aspects of your home, such as:

  • Flooring
  • Furniture
  • Ceilings
  • Drywall
  • Plywood
  • Walls
  • Structural support beams

Add it up, and the structural integrity of your home could be compromised by a termite infestation. Making matters worse, by the time you actually see termites, then it’s incredibly likely that significant damage has already been done to your home. Instead, educate yourself as to the early warning signs that termites could be present. This includes those flying swarmers, along with other evidence such as discolored drywall, peeling paint that appears water damaged, or tiny holes forming in drywall.

Prevention is your best defense

It’s better to treat for termites in advance and prevent them from colonizing near your property than it is to deal with these pests once they already have become a problem. You can take steps to make your home less tempting to termites. Remove any dead or decaying wood from your property, including tree stumps, dead branches, and other wood debris. If you use firewood, keep it a minimum of 30 feet away from the exterior of your home. Termites like moisture, so reduce potential sources of it by addressing any leaking pipes and faucets.

Termite Control in Nashville

At Ameri Care Services, we’re here to help protect your home and business from termite infestations. It starts by conducting a termite inspection. One of our professional and expertly trained technicians will inspect your home for signs of termites. If termites are detected, we’ll come up with an individualized treatment plan. We also offer termite prevention services, which will keep your property safe from future incursions by termites. Best of all, we’re so confident in these methods that our termite protection plans are guaranteed.

To find out more or schedule an inspection, call our office today at (615) 893-7111 if you’re located in the areas of Nashville and Murfreesboro in Middle Tennessee.