How Do Termites Respond to the Summer?

Jun 13, 2022

People and animals react to the seasons in different ways. For example, some species eat from spring through fall so that they can sleep all winter. Others manage to eke out survival by working during the warm weather to hide food for the cold weather. Then there is the SUPERMAN-like termite. These bugs don’t sleep, nor do they store away food. Instead, the workers in the colony will eat all day long every day of the year. This resilient bug doesn’t care if your floor joists are its dinner. Summer brings about an increase in activity. Just after swarming, new colonies are ready to build their new castles. Regular termite control by a dependable Berkeley company ensures your home doesn’t become the summer hangout.

How the Summer Season Affects Termites

The summer season is in full swing – how does this impact termite activity? While they are active all year long, the summer season may be their busiest. In short, they thrive in the summer, and here is how:

  1. They Are in Full Building Mode: Spring is when swarmers head out to find new places to build colonies. Once discovered, the worker termites plunge themselves into round-the-clock eating and building a nest for the queen to lay her eggs.
  2. The Warmer Weather Gives Them Energy: Termites eat all year long, but the warmer temperatures increase their desire to eat. This is the time when serious damage often occurs in your home.
  3. They Hide Out in Dark Places: The hotter temperatures may make them more active, but termites don’t want to be in the sun. So, they will burrow in the ground, build mud tubes, and hide out in your crawl space.

Keep Termites Away with Simple Actions

It’s possible to keep these homewreckers away from your building when you:

  • Fix leaky pipes as soon as possible. These pests love moisture. Eliminate their access to it.
  • Move wood piles away from your foundation. Wood laying near your foundation is an invitation to move in and take up residence.
  • Keep gutters and downspouts clean. The buildup of moist debris encourages termites.

Choose Quality Termite Control this Summer and All Year Round

Enjoy your summer knowing your home is safe from wood-boring pests when you hire the professionals at Times Up Termite. Our technicians know the signs and can quickly ascertain the condition of your Berkeley home. We have many options we use to stop termites in their tracks, including Altriset, the eco-friendly, reduced-risk pesticide. This is an excellent choice for homes with children, pets, or pregnant moms. Additionally, we use Trelona bait traps from BASF. Use this superb product to rid your home of termites and avoid further damage. Don’t delay—contact us today to schedule a free inspection and set up regular pest control measures.

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 Alameda.

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