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Spring Swarm Alert: How to Protect Your Home from Termite Infestations

May 1, 2024

There's no shortage of things to enjoy when the first days of spring finally roll in; more sunshine, pleasant breezes, the buzz of a massive termite swarms looking for love...

Wait, what?!

Unfortunately for us, humans aren't the only ones that start heading outside when the temperature rises. The warming weather brings most pests out in increasingly greater numbers, with termites emerging in literal swarms! These winged "alates" are no ordinary termites either; they're a special caste whose only job is to find a mate and a new place to settle down. With hardened shells to survive in the open and wings to carry them on the warm spring breezes, they emerge in huge numbers to maximize their chance of survival, pouring out of their colony in a literal flood. If your home happens to have a termite infestation, there's a good chance this outpouring of bugs looking for love will be how you find out! While they don't pose much danger themselves, a swarm anywhere near the house can be a sign of infestation. Many people make the mistake of simply vacuuming up the desiccated bugs and their shed wings in the aftermath, thinking that they merely had an invasion of flying ants. This allows the colony to keep on chewing at their home year-round until the cycle repeats the following spring.

So, what can you do to put a stop to these pests once and for all?

The first step is to schedule an inspection with one of our trained experts, who will be able to determine what pest you're dealing with and how your particular home is at risk. If it's discovered that you do have a termite infestation once this is complete, we'll work with you to determine the best treatment plan for you and your home. Our treatment plans are designed to provide continuous, ongoing protection that we maintain through regular check ins, ensuring that even the threats you can't see are taken care of. The maintenance of these protective measures ensures that the original infestation is cleared and that future ones never even get a chance to form.

Step 1: Inspection
A trained technician will inspect the home for signs of a live termite colony, such as wood damage, mud tubes, or swarmers.

Step 2: Treatment
if evidence of termites is found then it is time to decide which of our treatment options will work best for you. Our trained experts will help you
decide and walk you through every step of the process.

Step 3: Ongoing Protection
After your initial infestation is dealt with, our ongoing services will ensure you never have to experience another, keeping your home safe for years to

With Black Diamond's trusted experts on your side, you can rest easy knowing that your home is safe for years to come, so there's no need to let some pesky swarm ruin your spring plans! If you spot them buzzing about your house or have any other reason to suspect termites are chewing away on your home, don't hesitate to call 877-DEAD-BUG today!