What Time of Year is Best for Termite Treatment?
Does your home need termite treatment? Termites are extremely destructive, and homeowners often miss the signs of a termite infestation. Common signs include mud tubes on the outside of a building, damaged wood that has a hollow sound, and sightings of the insects themselves, whether swarms of winged termites or the discarded wings they leave behind. Unfortunately, by the time you notice these signs, you may already have a substantial infestation. The spring, summer, and fall is when you are most likely to see swarming termites, so does that mean it’s a good time to treat for an infestation. Not necessarily. What is the best time of year for termite treatment?
The reason termites swarm in these seasons is because swarmers are reproductive termites who are looking for mates and a new place to build a colony. Noticing termites swarming around your property does not mean they are new to the area, because swarming termites are likely coming from a colony nearby. The truth is, even though you may not see them, termites stay busy all year long. 365 days a year, termites are very industrious, continually chewing their way through wood. The only exception to this is if the temperature drops below freezing or the termites’ food source runs out. Termite control is essential, and it is important for a homeowner to stay on top of it, to prevent an infestation. In the winter, it can be slightly easier to get termites under control, because their activity is a bit more predictable when the weather is cooler.
Why is it easier to treat termites in the winter? When temperatures are lower, termites are reluctant to leave the warmth and safety of their nests to look for food. However, the best time to call in the professionals for termite treatment is now. Regardless of the time of year, your home needs protection from these destructive insects. Having an annual inspection performed by an experienced termite technician can help you detect termite activity before it becomes obvious. Further, a termite professional can offer recommendations for preventing termite infestation, and termite treatment if you already have a problem.
At MightyMite Termite Services, we’ve earned a reputation as experts in California termite control. We perform termite inspections to ensure that your home is free of termites and work hard to help you keep it that way, using treatments that are naturally derived and have a low impact on the environment. We diagnose and treat infestations with the most effective methods and unmatched warranties, solving your termite problems the first time, with an industry best “no call-back rate.” That, combined with our experience, technology, and highly trained professional staff, makes us the leading extermination company in the Bay Area. We understand that your home is your most important investment, so we work hard to provide excellent service, utilizing best practices to solve our customers’ termite problems. For more information, email Info@mightymitetermite.com, call us today at 408.335.7053, or contact us through our website.