Termite Activity in Winter

With the Artic chill settling across Oklahoma and chances of snow finally being announced, some homeowners may think their termite troubles are done for the season. In reality, termites are active throughout the entire year, even in winter. When termites are nested in a heated building or the adjacent soil to heated basements, little to no change can be observed in their daily habits during the winter.

Throughout the year, termite queens are steadily laying eggs at a consistent rate. There are few exceptions to this process that can be observed readily. In warmer winter climates, egg production will continue as is the season hasn’t changed, however, in areas with lower temperatures, egg production may be halted until the spring.

Termite detection in a home is not impossible during the winter, mainly because these pests are well insulated by a home from harsh weather conditions. This means that the termites already within the walls will continue to feed on the wood throughout the winter, making damage readily visible. In Oklahoma winter seasons are typically not too harsh, allowing for sustained life of insects such as termites.

Even though termites remain active throughout the winter, witnessing swarming termites is highly unlikely in Oklahoma. However, in tropical areas, such as Florida, homes may reach temperatures more than 70 degrees. This unseasonal temperature can lead to visible swarming termites during the season.

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 and Google+.

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.