Once the cold season arrives, and insect activity is no longer visible, you may be tempted to believe that the freezing weather is a signal indicating that your pest problems are over. And with termites
, you may even be convinced you’re out of the danger zone, given that their season
starts in March and ends in November. In reality, your house is as vulnerable to the destructive critters as any other time of the year, because termites are active 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Termites are wood-destroying pests that can cause tremendous damage inside the home. Because the signs of their damage are often hidden, they are a significant threat to the structural integrity of a building, costing homeowners an average of $3,000 annually in repairs.
The actual amount of damage depends on the termite species, whether they’re subterranean
, dampwood, or drywood, the size of the colony, and the environmental conditions (type of wood available, temperature and moisture levels, etc.).