Winter weather brings out different habits in these species. Termites need food to survive, even in colder weather, just as humans do. Termites live in the winter but do so deep underground in most cases. The ideal temperature for all species of termite is 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Individual species will respond to weather changes differently in order to stay warm.
The termite species and the location of the colony are two factors that play a major role for termites in the winter. As the weather gets colder, termites dig further into the ground, where temperatures remain warmer. They stay active year-round.
In cooler climates, subterranean termites typically move deeper into the ground during the cold season to access the warmth they need to survive. While subterranean workers will forge closer to their nests during the winter, they will remain active.
Finding termites in your home during the winter is possible. Although signs of termites may not be as visible in the winter, there is still a possibility that you can have a termite infestation. Termite infestations can still damage your home while you remain completely unaware. If you suspect you have termites in your home call Exxel Termite at (866) 787-6483 and schedule your free termite inspection.