Summer is Over - Are Termites Gone?◀ Back To Blog
October 31, 2018
For many pests here in New York, fall and winter signify an end to their seemingly never-ending assault on humans. We will finally be able to enjoy the weather, knowing that no more hornets will be buzzing about in our yards, no more mosquitoes biting our necks, and no more ticks or fleas hiding on our properties. It seems that pest season is finally over, or is it? For some pests such as the termite, winter is merely a season to avoid. Snugged up, deep inside the wood of our homes, termites remain warm and safe, hidden from the deadly chills of winter.
New York Homes Still at Risk
Despite the drastic change of temperatures that winter brings, as long as termites are safe and sound deep within the wood of a warm home, the cold has no major effect on them. This means that if your home has a termite infestation at the beginning of winter, it will, if not addressed, only become larger as the cold season comes to a close.
When it comes to termites, the more of them there are, the more of a threat they pose to a home. Left unchecked, a colony of termites will eat through walls, flooring, and even wallpaper, completely undetected, costing U.S. home and business owners 5 billion dollars each year. This makes them the number one wood-destroying pest and earns them the name “silent destroyers."
What Lured Termites in?
If you have a termite infestation, you may be wondering what lured them to your home in the first place. The fact is, termites love water-damaged wood, and if your home has a leak that is affecting the condition of your wood, you may be inadvertently providing termites with a perfect place to invest. If you don’t have termites, it is wise to inspect the exterior of your home for any water damage. Having these areas repaired will greatly decrease your chances of falling victim to a termite infestation.
Year-Long Pests Require Year-Long Solutions
How do you deal with a pest that never truly goes away? You get Thomas Pest Services involved. Family-owned and operated with third-generation experience in protecting homes here in Albany, Thomas Pest is right for you. We use only the newest, top-of-the-line technology when dealing with invasive termites. This includes the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ and Hex Pro Termite Baiting. Year-long pests require year-long solutions. Here at Thomas Pest, we have just that. Don’t let termites destroy your home, let our family here at Thomas Pest help make your home termite free.