Have You Ever Wondered Where The Termites Go During The Winter?
First and foremost, termites do not just disappear during the cold months. During the winter, some homeowners feel safe against a termite home infestation. Unfortunately, this is a false sense of security. Termites can do a lot of damage year round in south Louisiana.
Termites actually retreat to their nests to ride out the freezing temperatures of the winter. In general, this means that termites, like subterranean and Formosan termites, go underground. However, if it is a mild winter, like most winters in the New Orleans Metro area, termites will stay closer to the surface. If termites find their way into your foundation, they can be very active. Subterranean termites have even been known to start swarming in the late winter on warm days after it rains.