Are Termites Active During the Winter?


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You may think that all insects lie dormant during the winter months and when the cold of winter really sets in, we can easily forget about harmful pests completely. There are certain pests in Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland, that we don’t have to worry about in the winter months, like mosquitoes. But, there is a dangerous pest that we should never forget about because of how much damage they can cause. These pests are termites, and they can remain active all winter long due to the heat, food, and water that your home provides them. Termite activity inside your house may even increase during the winter, because the termites have nowhere else favorable to go. Yes, termites stay active throughout all seasons and temperatures, so it's important to take precaution with yearly inspections or a prevention plan. 

Why DIY Termite Control Fails

Now, you may think that you can just take care of termites if they show up inside your home. The problem with that is that you may never see a termite or see any signs of termites, even if they are there. Silently, they eat wood throughout your home, reproduce, and grow in numbers. They do create visible mud tubes leading to the wood that they are infesting, but these may be in the darkest recesses of your basement, and are easily missed. They can also leave behind “frass” which is a fine powdery feces of termites. Still, you may not see these signs before it’s too late. The structure of your home could be at risk, and termite damage can be very costly to repair. They can weaken structural beams, bow ceilings and floors, and even warp walls. They can also begin to damage personal items like furniture as well. The best course of action is to enlist in a year-round termite control plan in your area.

Termite Control And Elimination That Works

If you are a homeowner in Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland, American Pest offers residential pest control services in your area. Specifically, our Preferred Care Complete includes termite control solutions that are effective at eliminating termite problems permanently. Our experienced technicians will do a thorough inspection, and install the Sentricon® System with Always Active™, which will monitor continually for termite activity and maintain a constant defense. Sentricon® with Always Active™ is an integrated system that eliminates entire colonies of termites. It is eco-friendly, uses minimal active product, and it will not harm humans or pets. American Pest Preferred Care Complete gives you home pest control protection from over 30 common pests as well as termites and rodents. We know how important it is to our customers to have a pest-free home, so give us a call today at American Pest for more information.

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