Termites in Utah

Termite Activity in Utah

Termites are active in more than three-quarters of Utah, from Logan to Salt Lake City and from St. George to Moab. Termites are less likely to infest homes in the northeastern portion of the state.

What Types of Termites Are in Utah?
Subterranean and drywood termites are known to damage homes in Utah.

Subterranean termite:

picture of subterranean termite

Drywood termite:

picture of drywood termite

Are Formosan Termites in Utah?
Formosan termites have not been identified in Utah.

Formosan termite:

picture of formosan termite

When Do Termites Swarm in Utah?
Generally, termites swarm on a warm day after a rainfall. Swarms also may occur during the winter in heated buildings. The swarming habits of the most common species in Utah are described below.

More Information about Termites in Utah
According to Termite Infestation Probability Zones (TIP Zones), the southern half of Utah is located in TIP Zone #2 (moderate to heavy), which means the potential for termite damage is considered significant. About one-quarter of the state is located in TIP Zone #3 (slight to moderate), which means there is some potential for damage by termites. Areas with higher probabilities for termite activity require more termite control measures to meet International Residential Code building standards for new homes than areas with less frequent activity.

In states like Utah 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 Utah, talk to your termite control expert about methods to help protect your home from termite infestations and damage.