What Happens to Termites in the Fall & Winter?

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Termite season is, unfortunately, all year long. Many assume that termites go dormant in the fall and winter like some other types of pests, but that’s not true. Termites swarm in the spring, but will still reside in and infest homes throughout the colder months of the year. They are less likely to be seen, especially since they may tunnel further underground to escape the colder weather outside. The reality is that termites are able to damage your home 24/7, 365 days a year. This makes it even more important to know how to look for signs of termites in your property, even in the fall and winter months.

Life Cycle Of A Termite

Queen termites can lay eggs throughout the year, including in the fall. Their reproduction rate makes it easy for the colony to grow without you even noticing it. The more mature a colony is, the more damage can be made to your home. Termites may tunnel deep underground to protect themselves from the cold air. This is why it’s unlikely to see termites this time of year. However, it’s still important to keep an eye out for the damage they may be causing.

Signs of Termite Activity

Termites can go unnoticed in your walls for months before any damage begins to appear, which is one of the reasons why they’re so feared! Termites are most often associated with the structures they’ve built along walls, most commonly referred to as “termite tubes”, which are a combination of mud, feces and saliva. The other major indicator of a termite infestation is swarming activity in the home.

As much as you might wish you didn’t have to worry about termites in the fall and winter, it’s important to stay observant about these pests all year long. The termite exterminators at Budget Pest Control know how upsetting it can be to discover an infestation. Contact Budget Pest Control today for a free estimate or more details. 412-318-4912. Contact our team today to see how we can keep you termite-free all year long.

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