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Like It Or Not, Indiana Is A Termite Hot Spot

termites deep in a home

The last thing any homeowner wants on their property is an infestation of termites. It is estimated that more than $5 Billion of property damage is incurred each year from termite infestations. These wood-destroying insects can show up anywhere and begin eating your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may not want to think of there being termites in Indiana but the reality of it is that Indiana has become a hot spot for termites.

They may go unnoticed throughout the winter but with spring quickly approaching termites will soon become more active. Termite swarms often become visible in early spring. These flying termites are sometimes confused with flying ants. A termite swarm is a condition in which a great number of flying termites leave their nest to simultaneously fly to a new location, mate, and start another colony. This may be one of the first signs of termites you see.

Although there is no harm in the “swarming” itself to your property it does indicate that there is a termite colony and destructive workers nearby. This alone is a justifiable cause for you to contact pest control professionals. You may also notice shed wings on the floor; another sure sign of infestation.

The eastern subterranean termite is the most common of all termites in Indiana. You do not want these termites in the home as they feed on the structural wood in your house as well as wooden fixtures and even books and paper. They live in colonies made up of three categories or castes: the worker caste, soldier caste, and reproductive caste. 

The impact of termites in the home can be devastating even though their presence can go unnoticed for long periods. A termite-infested structure will appear sound on the surface when in reality the inside of the timber takes on the appearance of a honeycomb and is rapidly becoming structurally weakened. Termites are very hard to control and do not fall into the “do it yourself” category due to the severity of damage and the expense of repairs.

Contact Action Pest Control to come inspect and evaluate the conditions of your home. Our five-step Termite Control System brings you the best termite control and protection available. Action Pest Control has been in business since 1946 and has grown to the largest locally-owned pest control provider throughout Indiana and most of the Midwest. Call us today for a free estimate to learn more about our services for termites.