Termites are active in almost all parts of the United States which means you need to be proactive about protecting against them. It may not seem like a direct threat when you think about the fact that your state has termites. However, when an infestation hits a little closer to home it may cause you to start worrying. Many homeowners call TAPS Termites with questions after discovering that their neighbor’s home is being treated for an infestation. The reality is that an infestation at neighbor’s house does increase your chances of developing an infestation.
Termites are active in your area
Learning that your neighbor has a termite infestation confirms the fact that termites are active in your immediate area. It can be easy to ignore the threat of termites when you do not know anyone nearby who has an infestation. However, when there is an infestation that close to home it is impossible to ignore the possibility of developing one at your own house. Use the infestation at your neighbor’s house as the push you need to take action to protect your own home.
Swarmers can move from one home to another
Swarmers are winged termites that leave one colony and search for a place to establish a new colony. Swarmers can emerge from the colony at your neighbor’s home and easily make their way to your property. If you pay close attention you may be able to notice when the termites swarm and take action accordingly. The best way to deal with potential swarmers is to employ the services of a termite pro who will know how to recognize swarmer activity and prevent an infestation.
The majority of places in the US are vulnerable to termites
If your neighbor has a termite infestation it should cause you to consider what you are doing to protect your home from these pests. The reality is, however, that the majority of places in the US are vulnerable to termites. Even if you do not know of any neighbors who have termites, it is still a good idea to take steps for prevention or treatment as necessary.
No one wants a termite infestation. You do not want to be the house in the neighborhood with an infestation that poses a threat to all of the other houses. The best way to keep your home termite-free is to remember that it is always at risk for a termite infestation in this area of the country. Termites are always going to be looking for the next place to establish a colony. You must take proactive steps to keep your home protected from this threat. Start with a professional inspection to see where your house stands. Then invest in treatment or preventative services as needed to ensure that termites cannot cause damage to your home.