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Why Termites Are Still Active in Worcester, MA


You may have heard that spring is termite season. It’s often referred to as such, so some people may assume that this is the only time of year we need to worry about termites. As nice as it would be if that were the case, it is not. Even now in late summer, termites are still very active in Worcester and could still be a problem for your home.

The reason spring is called termite season is that it is usually the time of year when reproductive termites come out of the ground to mate and start new colonies. However, that doesn’t mean termites aren’t active at other times of the year. Termites remain active all year long, especially once they get into a climate-controlled house. When outdoors, they slow down considerably in the winter, but any season with warm or hot weather will find them as active as ever.

What Brings Termites to Your Home?

Summer is a busy time for termites as they establish new colonies. Furthermore, several factors in late summer can put your home at risk for a termite infestation.

  • As people begin to get ready for winter, many store firewood near their homes. This will attract termites to the perimeter of your home, making it only a matter of time before they find their way inside.
  • Termites eat wood and they especially love wood that is rotting or has water damage. Any rotting logs around your property will bring termites closer to your home.
  • Even if you've had a dry summer, moist soil is often abundant in late summer as you water your gardens and lawn in preparation for a bountiful fall harvest and to keep your grass looking nice. And termites are attracted to moist soil.
  • Termites are drawn to homes with wooden elements that touch the soil. For instance, fence posts or porch beams that are buried in the ground are likely areas to find termite activity. However, termites can also get into homes without wood-to-soil contact.

All of these reasons are why professional termite control is so essential. It’s the only surefire way to prevent termites from getting into your house and causing untold damage before you finally become aware of their presence. Big Blue Bug Solutions offers the best termite control in the industry and we back it with a one-year renewable warranty.

Don’t take chances on termites not being active enough to find their way into your home this summer. They are as active as ever and prevention is a far better solution than treatment after they’ve already invaded. Contact Big Blue Bug Solutions today to set up an inspection.