Termites in Connecticut

Termite Activity in Connecticut

Termites are active across the state, from Stamford and Greenwich to New Haven, Hartford and Norwich, Connecticut.

What Types of Termites are in Connecticut?

Subterranean termites are known to cause damage to homes in Connecticut. Drywood termites are not native to the state.

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Are Formosan Termites in Connecticut?

Formosan termites have not been identified in Connecticut. This species typically lives in very warm locations in the southern U.S.

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When Do Termites Swarm in Connecticut?

Generally, termites swarm on a warm day after a rainfall. Swarms may occur during the winter in heated buildings. The swarming habit of the most common species in Connecticut is described below.

More Information about Termites in Connecticut

According to Termite Infestation Probability Zones (TIP Zones), Connecticut is located in TIP Zone #2 (moderate to heavy), which means the potential for termite damage is considered significant. Areas with higher probabilities for activity require more termite control measures to meet International Residential Code building standards for new homes than areas with less frequent activity.

Although drywood termites are not established in Connecticut, it is possible for drywood termites to travel in wooden objects, such as furniture and wine crates, and establish colonies in the state. Drywood termites have been found in areas far from their native habitats. A licensed termite inspector can help identify species not native to the state.

In states like Connecticut where termites are fairly active and widespread, it is essential to maintain an effective termite prevention and control program. If you own a home in Connecticut, talk to your termite control expert about methods to help protect your home from termite infestations and damage.

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