Some homeowners weighing their pest control options may wonder when is the best time of year to protect their home against termites. While there is not a definitive start and end date for termite season, as these tiny insects tend to be able to thrive year round, these pests tend to be most active during the warm season, which in Arizona is roughly between March and November. This can vary though, depending on where in Arizona you live.
Climate and Weather
If you live in a climate that has warm temperatures year-round, then termites tend to be active and visible all year long. However, Arizona termites will still be present – and still wreaking havoc – even in the winter months. For people that live in cooler climates, the termites seem to slow down a little bit in the cold months, mainly from November through February. Although termites aren’t as active in the winter months in colder climates, they still continue to eat away at wood and can cause major damage.
Weather and climate are not the only things that have an impact on termite infestation. Shelter also plays a big role in whether or not a colony is thriving. Drywood termites that tend to live in hot, arid climates such as Arizona make their homes inside pieces of dry wood and parched tree limbs. Their shelter provides enough of a protection to the weather that they tend to stay active year-round.
Subterranean termites have also found ways to survive during the cool, winter months. Their colonies can produce nests that are 18 inches below the ground. This keeps them fully warm and protected from the cold air.
Even though termites may not be completely visible year-round, the damage they cause is. Regardless if it is termite season or not, call a pest control professional right away if you notice any signs of termite damage. A qualified and skilled termite specialist is specifically trained to identify the signs of termites and help keep your home protected. To learn more about Arizona’s termite season or to receive a free termite inspection from ACTION Termite Control, call (877) 556-4131 today.