What To Do If Termites Swarm Your Home


Hi, everyone Isaac camacho here from
Accurate Termite and Pest Control on location at one of our large fumigation
projects. And, I’m going to talk to you today about what to do if you find a
termite infestation or a termite swarm in your home. There’s really three things
that you should do. The first is, don’t panic. The swarm itself is not going to put you
or your family at any risk or any danger. Termites do not bite or threaten humans
in any way. They also do not cause immediate damage to your home. It just
does not work that way. They will not produce any kind of significant damage
just because they’re there. The second thing you want to do is you
want to document as much of the evidence as you can. Whether it’s the termites
themselves, their droppings, sometimes you can find a pile of their
wings. Anything that you find document it. Take pictures of it, if possible. Take
video of it. All of that information will be very useful when your inspector
comes around. That will help him assess the infestation, see where it is, and
hopefully be able to find the source. The third, and the last thing you should do,
is you need to schedule two inspections. The first; you’re going to want to schedule
an immediate inspection of your home to see if there is an infestation somewhere
inside the home that produced that swarm. You want to see how bad it is. You want
to know where it is. You want to know if you have more than one. The second
inspection that you want to schedule is a follow-up
inspection. Because an infestation will not produce evidence immediately, you
won’t know if a new swarm today actually started a colony somewhere in your home
for perhaps a few months after that actually happens. So you definitely want
a follow-up inspection to your first. That follow-up inspection should be
scheduled somewhere around 12 months, so just around one year, from your first
inspection. If that swarm did produce a new colony you won’t necessarily know
perhaps for another 12 months. So ,you have to
schedule your immediate inspection (make sure that you find anything that’s
they’re currently), and then you do want to know 12 months from the first
inspection if that new swarm made it somewhere inside your house. So don’t
forget. First, don’t panic. You’re not in danger there’s no real threat right away. Second, document all of the evidence that
you found–that you see the termites swarms leaving. And third, scheduled two
inspections your immediate inspection as well as your one-year follow-up just to
make sure they did not make it into your house. Alright, thanks for watching everyone. Let
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3 thoughts on “What To Do If Termites Swarm Your Home

  1. Thanks for sharing. Termites date back more than 120 million years to the time of the dinosaurs. They are known as "silent destroyers" because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected. Each year, termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage – costs that aren't covered by homeowners' insurance policies. This is why being vigilant about termite control and termite extermination is so important.

  2. All these videos are telling you about the termite's but no one is giving away to kill the swarmers

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