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When Does Termite Season End In New Castle?

September 15, 2021

 

Termites are at their worst in New Castle over nine months out of the year. However, they are most active from June through November. If you see termites for six months out of the year like in New Castle, you should be aware that it's possible to have them in December as well.

The reason why termites appear at this time of year is that they are mating. Termite season will usually last for a lifetime, but there are times when a male or female dies before it has the chance to mate with one of its kind. When this happens, it results in the termites dying out. So what will happen is that the queen will start looking for new mates. That's why you might see them outside your house on their way to other areas where they can look for a mate during this time of year.

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Preventing Termites From Coming Into Your New Castle Home

Stopping them from entering doesn't mean that you will automatically be free of them. It does mean that you have to take care of a few things and prevent them from coming into your New Castle home in the first place. If you do this, it will be hard for them to establish an infestation inside and cause damage to your home and property.

Why Prevention Is So Important

If you have termites outside your home, you should take these steps to prevent them from coming indoors:

  • Repair holes in your roof. Holes are a big no-no as termites go into the attic space and feed off any rotting wood. They will also bring enough wood with them to their new colony area leading to an infestation. If you do find holes are already there, then use a caulk gun to seal.

  • Inspect all openings. That means checking the areas around doorknobs, keyholes, air conditioning vents, and so on for signs of termite activity. If you find them in one area, then it's likely that they are in other places as well. 

  • Install screens for areas where windows meet with the outside or even where doors come together with their frames. Termites love to enter homes through these areas if they can't find other entry points into your New Castle home.

  • Repair any damaged siding on your home. Termites love to go through this type of material. Notice any damaged sidings? It will be a good idea to replace the old with the new.

  • Check the chimney for cracks as well as your fireplace for the same thing. While you're at it, why don't you check out all of your piping throughout the structure as well? Find a crack anywhere on these areas, then seal them up or get them fixed. It will save you money because pipes are expensive to replace, and crack repairs only work for so long before they need replacing.

The above are things that you can do to prevent these pests from entering and infesting your home. But termites can strike anytime, and if you don't have termite control professionals working with you, it could cost thousands upon thousands of dollars. Don't let the anxiety and inconvenience ruin your peace of mind. Moyer's Pest Control treats termites and will keep your New Castle home termite-free

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