Late snow in Massachusetts & Rhode Island coupled with record rain levels in March have caused increased water levels in reservoirs and in the soil. This increase in moisture has set the stage for the largest termite swarming season
ever to be recorded in this area. This will be followed by record activity from carpenter ants
once temperatures remain consistantly over 70 degrees. Both pest need moisture to survive but thrive when it is abundent.
Termite damage is conservatively estimated at five billion dollars yearly in the United States. In most years, this is five times the dollar amount of hurricanes and fires combined. Termite swarming occurs when the weather becomes warmer and termites leave their colonies to find new nesting sites. Homeowners must be proactive to prevent termites from infesting and causing irreparable damage to their biggest investment—their home. Termite Control is important in protecting the biggest investment most people make – their homes.
Carpenter ants cause considerable hidden damage behind walls. Recent studies have found that the average expense for damage repair from carpenter ants ranged from $2,000-$10,000 per incident.
The best preventative measure is to get your home inspected by EHS even if you do not have any visual signs of these pests. In this case the risk SIGNIFICANTLY outweighs ignoring it.
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