Anyone who had an unfortunate encounter with termites in the past wants to ensure they get more knowledgeable about termite behavior in the future. Of course, there is nothing wrong with that, as knowing how termites behave can certainly help in terms of prevention.
How Do Termites Behave In The Fall?
While termites may not be as visible during the fall, this does not mean they are not around. In fact, termites do not hibernate during the fall. Since they prefer warmer temperatures, they will nest deeper into the soil. During the fall, this can be as deep as 25 to 30 feet.
Termites usually dig themselves into the soil, but worker termites can still continue doing their damage in the wood inside your home. After all, the environment is comfortable and agreeable to them with nice and warmer temperatures.
When Do Termites Swarm?
Swarming usually happens during the spring and the summer. But there are other variables to take into consideration when it comes to swarming. In addition to the weather, other factors such as the maturity of the colony will play a factor.
In other words, swarming cannot happen until a number of conditions are met. So, even though swarming is more common in summer and winter, it does not mean it cannot happen during any other season of the year. In conclusion, one should be vigilant for the appearance of new colonies and infestations throughout the year.
What Is Swarming?
To understand and spot swarming, it can help to know a little bit more about the mechanics of termite swarming. When swarming happens, it is mainly adult termites that fly off to mate and reproduce. In turn, this creates new termite colonies. The interesting part is that there is no real set age at which the termite is considered as an adult.
How Can I Spot An Infestation?
There can be some telltale signs of a termite infestation, even when you cannot see the termites yourself. Some common indicators of infestation are dropped wings and termite mud tubes. As soon as you spot these signs, it is absolutely vital to contact a pest control service.
Certain locations are more likely to contain signs of an infestation as well, and some of these might surprise you. One of the locations where you might spot an infestation in your sub roofing, which in turn could lead to irregular roof shingles or even loose tiles.
Another clear sign of termite infestation is the typical termite tunnels. In addition to that, you can also notice some discoloration on your ceilings, wood with visible holes or wood that sounds hollow, tiny wooden particles just underneath suspected infestation sites, a sagging ceiling, and so on.
While there are some preventative measures you can take when you have an infestation, it is important to contact a pest control service first and foremost. To find out how you can prevent an infestation, please refer to the information available on the Pest Control website. You can also contact Apex Pest Control for some professional advice on termite prevention.