Can Cold Temperatures Kill Termites?

While many pests will die off with the first freeze, there are several others that find new ways to adapt to cold temperatures by seeking shelter indoors or adjusting their living arrangements. Unfortunately, this is also true for one of the most destructive pests you could find inside of your home or business, termites.  If you are wondering is cold temperatures kill termites, here is what you need to know to stay protected this winter.

As temperatures begin to plummet, subterranean termites will begin burrowing deeper into the ground to avoid colder temperatures. However, this doesn’t mean that they take a break from feasting on the wood and other materials of your home; especially if you have soil adjoined to a heated basement. In fact, for termites that already have the warmth of a heated structure, their damage and activity will likely remain relatively unchanged.

While most termite colonies will continue to forage for food throughout the winter, you likely won’t find the evidence of termite swarmers during this time. It is possible, however, to find evidence of wood damage and mud tubes as long as they are in an area that provides the optimal amount of warmth. In most cases, termites will remain concealed, making a termite inspection critical if you suspect they may be inside of your home or business.

As the leading termite control expert in Oklahoma, Emtec Pest Control can help you determine if these destructive pests have found their way inside of your structure. If they are found, we can even provide effective termite control and prevention solutions. This ensures they are not only removed but don’t come back in the future.

Why Emtec Pest Control for Termite Control?

Though termites are a fascinating insect, the presence of them in your home or business can cause extensive and expensive damages. If you are in need of termite control, the experts at Emtec Pest Control are here to help by providing the award-winning Sentricon® System! Give us a call at (918) 663-0613 or contact us today to get started and protect your home from these destructive pests!

At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.-