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Expect tremendous termite season to begin now that above-average monsoon season has ended

Posted On: 10/08/2015

The just-completed 2015 Arizona Monsoon Season brought over six inches of rain to Tucson and surrounding areas, which is the largest monsoon rainfall amount for the area since 2011. The increased rainfall figures to bring something else to the Tucson surface – Termites!

When the flash flood style rains let up, heat returns and termites emerge from their subterranean or cellulose homes in search of a new place to live and populate. As a result, a tremendous termite season is expected to begin.

“Termites cause an estimated $5 billion dollars in damages in the U.S. every year,” said Scott Nolen, Truly Nolen Pest Control CEO/President. “Since early discovery of termites can help provide a head start for home protection, we wanted to make sure local residents are diligent in this process now that the monsoon season is over.”

In addition, fighting termites successfully takes a unique understanding of termite behavior, biology, and home construction especially since there is no simple solution for termites.

“Do-It-Yourself termite treatment methods may seem like a cost-effective option; however, damage caused to homes from ineffective treatment can cost homeowners thousands of dollars and is not covered under most homeowner’s insurance policies,” said Nolen. “Most professional termite control companies provide additional protection through a warranty protecting your home from future damage and covering the cost of treatment should termites return.”

As a homeowner, there are measures you can take to minimize the conditions that are conducive to termites and help reduce the likelihood of an infestation. From eliminating wood-to-soil contact wherever possible to diverting water from the foundation of the home, prevention is key.

“Whether you end up trying to handle the problem yourself or calling a professional to conduct a termite inspection, the above-average monsoon season’s end ensures a surge in termites sooner than later,” said Nolen.

For more information about termites, visit or call our Tucson branch at (520) 326-4201.

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