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Monsoon Season Termite Check

Termites have been invading Arizona homes for generations. From some of the very first homes built here in Gilbert, to the stucco homes we have now, termites will invade now just as easily as they did then.

While Gilbert doesn’t have an infestation of termites, this monsoon season has given termites a bit more room to wander.

You see, termites love damp and moist and soft dirt. They especially love damp and rotting wood. And as Monsoon season comes to a close, we have a lot of rotting wood to contend with.

Here are some things to look out for:

Rotting Wood: If this monsoon season has left any rotting wood on your home, particularly around the trim or in the attic, you’ll want to get that fixed as soon as possible. Rotting wood, left untreated, is like a calling beacon for termites.

Damp Firewood: Maybe you’ve been collecting firewood for the winter to use in that backyard fire pit. Well, with the monsoon season we’ve had here in Gilbert, Arizona, you might want to double check that wood pile. Check for signs of termites like mud tubes, wood shavings on the ground, and the termites themselves.

Attic Boxes: Termites don’t just go through wood, they love to chew through paper and storage boxes. If you have holiday items in the attic, or boxes of books up there as well, now is a great time to get up in the attic to check for termites.

As monsoon season comes to an end, you want to make absolutely sure that you have no food for termites. Call the termite professionals at Magic Pest Control for more information.

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