Termites in Massachusetts

Termite Activity in Massachusetts

Termites are active across the state, from Boston to Worcester and Springfield, Massachusetts. Termites are less likely to be found along the coast in Cape Cod.

What Types of Termites are in Massachusetts?

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

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Are Formosan Termites in Massachusetts?

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

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When Do Termites Swarm in Massachusetts?

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 Massachusetts is described below.

More Information about Termites in Massachusetts

According to Termite Infestation Probability Zones (TIP Zones), most of Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts, it is possible for this species 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 Massachusetts where termites are fairly active, it is essential to maintain an effective termite prevention and control program. If you own a home in Massachusetts, talk to your termite control expert about methods to help protect your home from termite infestations and damage.

Resources

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