There is no specific season for termites. These common pests tend to be more active during the warmer months but are active throughout the year, especially in warmer climates. As a result, termites in Florida are a common occurrence for almost the entire year. While there are different subspecies, the three most common species in Florida are dry wood termites, moist wood termites, and underground termites. These three varieties are known to destroy your home and property.
As might be expected, different termite species have different activity levels. We at Family Pest Control Tampa Bay, Florida, can help you easily identify what termite is invading your home:
These three types of termites are more commonly seen between March and November. This is because many within an existing colony move, trying to reproduce and establish new colonies. These groups, also known as swarms, cause the least damage during this time as they have lost their chewing capacity. This visible activity indicates that the life cycles of these termites are almost complete.
Watching hundreds of termites in motion can be alarming and should be reported immediately to an expert. This movement may mean that infestations exist inside or around your home. Although swarming insects do little damage to the home and property, those left in their colonies will continue to infest and feed which will lead to damage.
Because termites are always present, you should not look to a particular season to start preparing your home and property defenses. The most useful information to do is get expert advice on how to eliminate those undesirable intruders and prevent infestations.
For more information on the detection, prevention, and eradication of termites, please contact Pest Control Tampa Bay, Florida.