Some pests are less active in the winter months. That’s not always the case for termites, unfortunately. While termites tend to swarm in the spring and summer, they are active throughout the entire year. Queen termites continue to lay eggs and colonies will continue to grow this time of year, making it important to stay as proactive about preventing them as always. Termites can cause a lot of damage to your home or property in the fall, winter, spring, and summer. The team at Pest Defense Solutions knows how distressing it can be to discover a termite problem any time of the year in your Albuquerque area home, which is why we’re here to help.
What Are Termites Doing in the Fall & Winter?
Termite colonies are hard at work in the fall and winter as they are any other time of the year. The queens will continually lay eggs. This means that termite colonies will not only stay active but continue to grow during the fall and winter. Maturity is the number one determinant in a colony’s ability to damage your home. A two to the four-year-old colony can cause damage to your property at any time of the year.
Termites need to stay warm in colder temperatures, which is why they will nest 25 to 30 feet down in the soil during the winter. This is why it’s unlikely to see termites this time of year. While this might be the case, it’s still important to look for signs of termites and the damage they cause.
What are the Signs of Fall Termite Infestations?
An infestation can fester for years before ever showing signs of damage on your property. This is precisely why termites are such a feared pest. This fall and all year long, keep your eyes peeled for the following signs of termites and their damage:
- Discolored drywall
- Loose tiles
- Bubbled or buckling floors
- Holes in drywall
- Crumbling wood
- Hollow windows and/or doors
- Shed swarmer wings
- Termite frass (feces)
How to Prevent Fall Termite Problems
Termites are a common pest all year long here in Albuquerque, making it important to protect your home from them all year long! Pest Defense Solutions has a number of termite treatment options to keep you safe from these wood-destroying pests not just in the fall but throughout the year. Contact our termite exterminators today to learn more!