While termites can be found in homes around Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire year round, there are certain times of year that are more prone to termite swarms and active termite colonies. As the calendar turns from spring to summer it is important to note that termite season is officially upon us.
Determining termite season is different for the varying types of termites that can be found across the nation. For instance drywood termites tend to swarm and are active during the late summer and fall months (August - November).However, New England's most common type of termite is the Eastern Subterranean Termite. This type of termite typically swarms during the spring and summer months. That means right now your home may be facing a termite infestation and you may miss it unless you know what to look for.
Before we begin listing off the warning signs that you home may have termites, it is important to note that subterranean termites build their nests underground and travel through the ground in order to get to the structures they need to feed on - a.k.a your wooden home, your beams, joists, shed, trees, and wooden shingles. They even like your wooden furniture!Now that you understand that the subterranean termite is hard to spot since it travels below the Earth or in tubes that they create, you will want to watch for these signs in your basement, crawl spaces, and other dark, hidden places.
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If you see any of these red flags in your home, call our team and we will immediately schedule an inspection to see how extensive the problem is and how much damage has been done.