Warmer temperatures are not only a hint of Spring, but also a sign of termite swarming season. Swarming occurs when large numbers of termites leave their colonies to search for new nesting sites. In an effort to help consumers avoid termites, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services urges residents to take five simple steps to protect their home.
1. Remove wood piles and other cellulose sources from under and next to the home.
2. Direct water sources, such as air conditioner drip lines and roof downspouts, away from the structure’s foundation.