When most of us think of winter, we envision cold temperatures and animals hibernating. The whole earth slows down, and some inhabitants sleep. The worst thing to be wary of is bitterly cold and inclement weather. Actually, there is something else you should keep alert for. A nefarious beast is bent on destroying your home 365 days a year. It’s the termite. It eats all the time and does not stop for a long winter’s nap. Just when you thought you could wait until spring to take care of termite issues, you ought to think again. Instead, it is a better idea to stay on task and hire an experienced termite control company to protect your Berkeley home this winter.
Why Termite Control is Necessary in the Winter
Termites love cellulose, and they will find it anywhere they can all year long. To keep your home from an invasion of these pests, consider these reasons for conducting termite control in the winter:
- Subterranean Termites Love Winter: This species of wood chewing bug lives underground. They construct tunnels in which they move from their nest into your foundation via mud tubes. The colder temperatures ensure they hunker down deeper within the ground, and as they make more tunnels, you may wind up with more winter guests than you bargained for.
- They Cause More Damage During the Winter Season: They feed 24/7, and a drop in the thermometer does not stop them. Since they stay closer to the nest, they focus on food sources around them. They are more apt to feast on an easy meal, which may be your house or other structures on your property.
- They Don’t Hibernate: When you read that termites eat 24/7, that is no exaggeration. They eat non-stop. They are the beavers of the insect world. They are driven to chew and digest cellulose products. They do not take a long nap during winter and come out restored in spring. They happily gnaw on your foundation, walls, and furniture all year long.
- Bait Trap Treatments Are Found Easier: Since they eat the time and like to stick closer to home, they will reach for an easy meal. Therefore, the bugs tend to dine on bait trap treatments if they are located close to home.
Keep Your Home Termite-Free with an Inspection from Times Up Termite
Don’t be fooled. Termites are after the wood in your structures, and they will not stop until the last piece is chewed to bits. Times Up Termite has decades of experience aiding homeowners and business owners in treating and eradicating wood-boring pests. We offer many types of treatment, including the eco-friendly, reduced-risk pesticide, Altriset. If you have children, pets, or pregnant moms within your Berkeley abode, this may be the best choice. Learn more when you contact us today.
Call 510-568-7200 to speak with our team of experienced, licensed professionals at Times Up Termite, Inc. You can also contact us online to request a free termite inspection in Berkeley.