Many people mistakenly believe that termites hibernate during the winter months. The truth is that while colder weather can slow these creatures down, they nonetheless remain active, even during the winter months. As a result, termite control in West Palm Beach could be needed at any time of year if you are to combat these creatures.
Termites live in colonies deep within the soil, where they will constantly be looking for new sources of food. Although they move somewhat slower during the winter months, they nonetheless remain active in finding wood to digest. In some parts of the country, their movement is greatly restricted because the soil is frozen; however, here in West Palm Beach, that is rarely a deterrent for these creatures.
Termites often become active in stacks of firewood during the winter, which means it could be easy for you to bring them into your home if you have a wood-burning fireplace. Likewise, if you are storing old magazines or newspapers to help get your fire going, termites could easily take up residence in these piles as well.
Your home could have been infested with termites long before winter arrived. If so, the fact that it is a little bit colder outside won’t change the fact that you are already infested. In fact, you could just start noticing swarming activity taking place, or see remnants of the wings these creatures have shed while making their way through your house. Their indoor activity will not necessarily be slowed down during the colder season, as they will be able to benefit from the heat that’s already present on the inside.
Even if you don’t see signs of a termite infestation, it can still be a good idea to have regular inspections performed in order to catch problems early on. For a free consultation, contact us.