When is the best time of year for you to protect your home against termites? These pests are able to thrive year long, especially in warm climates like Arizona’s. But while there is no definitive start to termite season, the insects are usually most active during the warm season. In Arizona, this time is roughly between March and November.
Climates that have warm temperatures year-round, often mean termites tend to be active all year long. But don’t let this fool you – termites can even wreak havoc in winter months. Though it slows them down a bit, termites will still continue to eat away at wood through the cooler temperatures.
Shelter also has a large impact on termite infestations, and plays a role in determining if a colony is thriving. Drywood termites make their homes inside pieces of wood as well as parched tree limbs. This type of shelter provides enough protection for this species to stay active year-round. Subterranean termites are able to build their colonies 18 inches below the ground, ensuring they are fully warm and protected from the cold air, and thus able to survive the winter months.
You might not think termites are active all the time, but be sure that if you have a termite infestation, they could be damaging your house even if you think it’s too cold for them. Call a qualified and skilled termite specialist immediately if you notice any signs of termite damage.
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