How Long Are Termites Active On Turks & Caicos?

a termite crawling on damaged wood at a home on south caicos island

There is no denying the fact that living here on the islands of Turks and Caicos has its upsides. Just the fact that no matter where you are there is a beach within driving distance that makes our home one in a million. Unfortunately, there are some downsides to living here, one of which is the length of our termite season.

Typical Seasonality For Termites Here On Turks & Caicos

Every pest has its preferred temperature. Termites' favorite temperature falls between 75 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit, however, they can survive in temperatures as low as 25 degrees. Now, think for a minute. When was the last time you can remember our temperatures dropping below 25 degrees? We can’t remember a time, either. Putting two and two together the real picture starts to come into view. Termite season does not really end here. It gets worse over the summer months, but at no point do we get a reprieve from the threat termites pose to our homes.

Factors That Put Your Home At Risk

Now that we have established that termites are a year-round threat, let us find out if your home is at risk of a potential infestation.

First, let’s start with the condition of your home's wood. Has it been affected by water damage and rot or is it in pristine condition and dry as it could possibly be? In addition, does your home have any leaks or water build up that could be affecting its wood? We ask these questions because the most common form of termite here on Turks and Caicos is the Subterranean termite, a species of termite that mainly infests water-damaged or rotting wood.

Next, take a look at your property. Are your bushes, shrubs, and other decorative plants not well maintained? Is there any clutter lying about? Is any of that clutter made primarily of wood? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, your property is providing termites with shelter, and the closer termites are to your home the more at risk it is.

Lastly, does your property have active termite prevention in place, specifically provided by a pest control professional? If not, now is the time to invest.

Why Parkway Pest Solutions Is Your Best Choice For Termite Control

As for where to go for active termite prevention, Parkway is here to help. Our professionals have been working hard to keep home and properties termite free for over 85 years and we would be happy to share our success with you.

To learn how this may look for your home, give us a call.