OCTOBER | SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES
Thanks to our summer monsoons, termites get really busy August through October. Our much-needed summer showers help the desert come alive after several months of scorching heat. As a result, the trees bloom, the desert turns from brown to green, and pests of all kinds start to thrive.
It is during this season that we see the greatest increase in subterranean termite activity. Although termites are active 24/7 almost all year long, it is during this period that we see the greatest spike in termite activity.
As a property owner it is important to recognize the signs of a termite infestation. Subterranean termites require contact with the soil as their source of moisture. The mud or shelter tubes seen on the exterior foundation or interior walls act as a superhighway for termites to travel safely from the soil to their food source and then back into the soil.
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