Termites are no stranger to our area. Weather you are in Olathe Overland Park Lenexa Shawnee Leawood Prairie Village Mission Hills or anywhere in the Greater Kansas City Area, termites are the worst and can cause structural damage to any home or building. Second only to ants, termites are one of the most numerous insects on earth. Termites are thriving and proving to be troublesome pests.
Termite damage is normally caused by destructive termite species. These destructive species are mainly of the dry-wood and subterranean termites. They are probably ranked the highest among those termites capable of the most damage. In general, species from the families dry-wood termites, and subterranean termites, are responsible for perhaps 80-90% of all termites.
The old adage of “an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure” is absolutely true, especially when it comes to building a home and preventing termites. While it is nearly impossible to prevent anything from happening one hundred percent, pre-treating the area where your home is to be constructed or where an addition is to be built, can drastically increase your chances of remaining free of termites.
You will only see winged termites swarm during their breeding season. Swarming termites consist of an antenna, four wings and the body. It’s not necessarily a sign of infestation to see one of these outside, but if you find one in your house, it’s time to bring in a pest-control professional, who can find them and suggest different ways to eliminate them from your home. If you notice signs of swarming termites, just leave it where you find it, so that the pest-control technician can figure out the significance not just of the signs but of the placement. The technician will know the type of termite, its possible locations in your home, and even the kind of colony. This information will help the technician eradicate the swarming termites from your home.