Termites During the Fall Season
Posted on September 14, 2016
Times that termites swarm vary based on favorable weather conditions, which means that not all termite swarm at the same time.
In the eastern United States, the major species typically swarm about a month apart, with Eastern subterranean termites swarm in April, followed by dark Southern subterranean termites in May. There is one termite species, light
Southern subterranean termites, which prefers quite different weather conditions, opting to swarm in the fall. Swarms of this species may extend from August (cities along the eastern seaboard) to November (in the Deep South). The winged adults in this species are slightly smaller and pale brown, and often swarm during the same time of day as the spring swarmers (late morning). This species’ size and color often gets it confused with ants that swarm at the same time of year.
Since termites are active year round, there is no set length or peak to termite season. In cooler climates, termites may be less active during the winter. However, a home’s warmth and consistent temperatures can provide enough protection to keep termites comfortable and warm at any time.
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