Swarm season occurs in full force when a colony of termites reaches a certain size during humid months like March, April, May, and June. However, swarms can occur during unseasonably warm, wet months—making Alabama a prime candidate for early infestations. Swarmers found outdoors near tree stumps and railroad ties are not necessarily an indication that your house is infested, but they can mean that if the pests are close by, it’s only a matter of time before their feeding frenzy makes its way to your home. If you have found swarmers indoors, you have likely become the victim of a termite infestation.
In Birmingham, Alabama, termites cause more structural damage each year than floods, storms, and fires combined. And while we’ve all heard that termites have a real hankering for wood, their appetite is not limited to structures made of lumber. Slab foundations, any wood that makes contact with dirt surrounding the home, and crawl spaces are often particularly susceptible to termites. In fact, a termite colony can damage brick, stone, or stucco as well, destroying everything bite by bite from the inside out. Unfortunately, the extent of the decimation cannot be determined by a simple once-over look from the average homeowner.
As one of the most destructive and relentless insects in the world, the only surefire way to protect the structural integrity of your home and avoid exorbitant costs in repairing the damage done by these pests is to establish a proactive termite protection plan such as the ones offered by Alabama Professional Services (APS).
Long heralded as an expert in termite extermination and prevention, APS uses the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System or Termidor Termite Treatment to nix the threat of termites in your home once and for all. Their process is involved, as various in-depth steps must be taken during the extermination process. An APS trained and licensed technician will provide a thorough property inspection, review those results with you, and then enact a customized treatment plan designed to eliminate those hungry, unwanted guests. The extent of your home’s termite infestation cannot be realized until an expert examines and assesses the area, therefore trusting the protection of your home and your family should be left to the experienced skill and knowledge of the professionals at APS.
And if your home has suffered the wrath of a termite infestation with damage to beams, joists, or walls, APS can also repair many types of termite sabotage thanks to a professional, reliable team of willing fix-it folks who will make it their priority to restore your home and your peace of mind.
The time to act against these trespassers is now! At the very first sign of swarming—whether inside or outside of your home—contact the always-ready team at Alabama Professionals Services to establish a time to come take a look at what should be your place of respite. Serving Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Anniston, Gadsden, Shelby County, Alabaster, Pelham, Calera, Chelsea, and Irondale, Alabama Professional Services is ready to assist residential and commercial property owners right now. Call us for a consultation today at 866-253-6035.