Termite Season Returns To New York – Are You Prepared?

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As it warms up here in Upstate NY, termite season is upon us. Now is a good time to inspect your home and take some preventative steps to make sure you are prepared. No one is immune to becoming a target of destructive termites, and you might be surprised to discover that most homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover termite damage. Termites can be devastating to homes, causing expensive structural damage. Professional termite protection through Thomas Pest Services can keep your home free of termites.

Why Termites are Becoming Active Again – Swarming Season

Each year, termite swarmers get ready to leave the nest to find mates and establish new colonies. These winged swarmers usually take flight on the first warm day after a rainstorm in the spring. You may mistake them for flying ants or other springtime pests as they congregate around your home or property.

Why Preparation and Prevention Matters Right Now

It is a whole lot easier to take preventative measures against termites than to deal with trying to get rid of an infestation and repairing termite damage. Taking steps now in the early spring may help to keep your home safe when termites start to swarm in the Albany area. Here are a few things you can do:

  • Keep your home and property dry by making sure pipes aren’t leaking, hoses are turned off, gutters are clear and draining properly, and dehumidifiers are in used in basements and other humid areas.

  • Trim grass short, remove yard debris (such as wet leaves and dead trees), keep wood piles a safe distance from your home, and take down old unused wooden structures such as sheds, playsets, and decks

  • Watch for signs of termites such as discarded wings, mud tubes, sawdust-like piles, holes in wood, sagging doors, buckling walls and unusual sounds in the walls

Why Professional Protection through Thomas is Worth It

There is no better way to protect your home from a destructive termite infestation than to get professional service from Thomas. With over 100 years of experience in Albany, the Capital District, and the Adirondack region, we are experts in termite control and elimination. With year-round termite prevention service, we can keep your home termite free. We start with an inspection and then install our Sentricon with Always Active in underground bait stations. We return at regular intervals to be sure your home is termite free. Contact us today to start preparing for termite season in Albany.


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