Termites are definitely a danger in the Lowcountry of SC to homeowners and something that they should be aware of. According to an interview with Bert Snyder of Palmetto Exterminators "You're more likely to have termite damage to your structure than you are to have damage from hurricanes, cires, or storms of some sort."
Here are some important points to know:
- Two major types of subterranean termites are found in SC
- Formosan termites are considered the worst as their colonies can easily be in the millions
- Formosan termites are the dominate species of termite in the tri-county area
- Formosan termites aren't always covered in your termite bond so check it out!
- Swarming dates when colonies move in the Lowcountry runs from Mother's Day to Father's day
- Many times people will find tiny homes in teh wall where termites are coming out
Here are some tips to avoid a termite invasion at your home: