How to Handle Termite Season
Understanding termite behavior goes a long way toward preventing damage in your home. With Responsible Pest & Scorpion Control, you can avoid termites during peak seasons and prevent them from infesting your home. Request a free termite estimate today!
When do termites become active?
It is challenging to pinpoint one termite season, as reproducing termites are active in the spring and hibernate in wood toward the winter. Tunneling their way into wood structures, termites find a warm spot to nest in for the colder months.
Damp, rotting wood is easier to burrow into, making it more attractive to termites. With preventative termite control treatments at Responsible Pest, your home can be protected during all four seasons.
Do termites come out at night?
While there are a few different types of termites, one kind in particular that is active at night is swarming termites. These insects are nocturnal and can often be found hovering around streetlights and other light sources. Note, If you see swarming termites, there may be more nearby.
Signs of a Termite Infestation
Oftentimes termite infestation is not noticeable until significant damage has been done. Knowing the signs of an infestation can help you eliminate it before the problem becomes more severe. Here are some common signs that these wood-burrowers are active in your home:
- Hollow-sounding wood
- Discarded, filmy wings
- Buckled flooring and walls
- Rustling sounds behind walls
- Vein-like lines on foundation walls
- Patches missing from paint or wallpaper
How to Prevent Termites
Prevention is the key to avoiding termite infestation. While professional pest control treatments are essential, there are a few tips you can follow to help keep termites from chewing their way into your home. These include:
- Store firewood away from the exterior of your home
- Keep your lawn maintained and cut short
- Trim tree branches away from your home
- Keep any cardboard boxes on higher levels of your home
Avoid Termite Season with Responsible Pest & Scorpion Control
Be prepared for high-traffic seasons for termites and avoid costly damage to your home.
With effective, safe pest control solutions in the Greater Tucson, Phoenix, and Mesa areas, Responsible Pest & Scorpion Control is here to solve your termite problem. Don’t wait to remove termites from your home – contact us today for a free quote!