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Should I Worry About Termites During the Winter?

Posted on Dec 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

shutterstock_1031524030It is a scary thing to discover that you have a termite infestation. These pests are notorious for being difficult to eradicate and causing property damage. It is important to keep a close eye on your home to make sure that you do not develop a termite infestation. There are some types of pests that are inactive during the winter. You may be hoping that termites are the same so you can have a break from staying on top of preventing termite damage. Unfortunately, termites are a type of pest that you need to worry about all year long.

Termites swarm during the warmer months

The fact that termites swarm during the warmer months can lead people to incorrectly believe that termites are not active during the winter. The summer and spring months can bring out termite swarmers that are looking for a new place to establish a colony. You are at a much higher risk for developing a new infestation during the warmer months. You are less likely to develop a new infestation during the winter, but an infestation that is already established will continue to grow all year long.

Termites are active all year long once they establish a colony

Once termites establish a colony in your home, they will eat away at the wood in your property around the clock. Termites will remain active throughout the winter as long as they have access to their food supply. It can be easy to miss the beginnings of a termite infestation because it can start with just a couple of reproductive swarmers. If swarmers make their way into your home in the warmer months and establish a colony, your property will be under attack from them during the winter and throughout the year.

Termites can cause significant damage to your property

The biggest reason to worry about termites during the winter months is because they can cause significant damage to your property. Termites can silently eat away at the structural wood of your home and leave you with thousands of dollars in repairs. If you do not take quick and effective action against termites as soon as you discover an infestation, you leave your home open to significant damage. You can get a termite inspection, treatment, and preventative services at any point in the year if you are concerned about an infestation.

The threat of termites is something that you need to take seriously all year long. These pests can cause major problems for your home and cost you thousands of dollars in repairs. If you suspect termites – no matter what time of year it is – reach out to the pros at San Joaquin Pest Control to set up a termite inspection. Getting an inspection will let you know if you have an active infestation and inform the next steps you need to take in order to protect your home.


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Topics: Homeowner, Termites, Structural Fumigation

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