Are Termites a Problem in the Fall & Winter?
As much as we wish it weren’t so, termites are a pest problem 24/7, 365 days a year. Many make the mistake of assuming termites are not around in the fall and winter months. However, they are active all year long. Especially here in Florida, termites are able to infest and thrive even through the holiday season. Termites swarm in the spring, but are likely tunneling and infesting properties well into the later fall and early winter months until they swarm once more. If you have a termite infestation, they will work their way through your property all year long. This makes it crucial to know how to get continual pest protection for your property. The team at Heron Home & Outdoor is here to shed light on termite problems in the fall and winter months.
What do Termites Do in the Fall and Winter?
Termites do not hibernate or go into a dormant state during the winter months as other pests do. 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. If you have an infestation festering in your property for more than two years, it is very likely to begin to notice the signs of damage, even in the fall or winter. While rare in Florida, termites can burrow deep into the soil when needed to stay safe from dropping temperatures.
What Does Termite Damage Look Like?
If you’ve had a termite problem growing in your home for some time, you’ll likely start to see the damage they cause. Keep an eye out for the following signs of termite damage this fall and all year long:
- Discolored drywall
- Termite frass (feces)
- Sagging sheetrock
- Buckling floors
- Holes in drywall
- Crumbling wood
- Hollow windows and/or doors
- Shed swarmer wings
Fall Termite Infestations
No one wants to deal with a termite infestation any time of the year, but discovering one around the holiday season is distressing. Thankfully, there are a number of termite treatment options you can use to provide your property with year-round protection. The termite exterminators at Heron Home & Outdoor can work with you to develop a termite treatment plan suited to the unique needs of your property. Our team is committed to helping you stay termite-free this fall, winter, and all year long.
Are Termites a Problem in the Fall & Winter? in Orlando FL and surrounding counties
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