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When is Termite Season in Eastern and Central Virginia?

In Virginia and all around the nation, termites are active all year long. Some people consider the termite season to be in the spring months, but only because this is when termites commonly swarm.

Depending on the environment, termites are able to be active 24/7, 365 days a year. This makes them a threat to homes and properties during all seasons of the year. Even if you don’t spot swarming termites in the spring or summer, they are still active as ever infesting structures (including during the fall and winter).

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What Climate do Termites Thrive In?

Most types of termites typically prefer daytime temperatures between 70 – 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The Eastern subterranean termites we get here in Virginia also are drawn to more wet climates. Termites generally swarm on a warm afternoon after a rainy day with no wind present. They can survive in the fall and winter months but typically keep their swarming activity to the warmer months of the year.

Can Termites Survive the Winter In Virginia?

Yes, termites can survive in the colder months of the year, but they may hunker down and be slightly less active. Here’s what termites do in the colder months of the year:

  1. During the fall, termites seek out wood or soil locations that they can easily burrow through to protect themselves from colder weather.
  2. To protect themselves from freezing temperatures, they will dig deeper into the soil, although the interior of your home has everything they need to survive through the winter months.
  3. The queen termite will continue to produce and lay eggs on mild days, even during the winter.
  4. Although termites will likely not be seen between the months of December and February, termites are still actively reproducing and tunneling through wood.

Are Termites a Seasonal Pest Problem?

Unfortunately, termites are a common pest problem throughout the entire year in Virginia. While they certainly may be more active in the spring and summer months, termites have the ability to damage your home all year long. Because of their year-round presence, it’s all the more important to team up with a professional termite control company for regular inspections and treatments.

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