Termites are active across the state, from Scottsbluff and North Platte to Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska.
What Types of Termites are in Nebraska?
Subterranean termites are famous for their ability to cause serious damages to homes in Nebraska. Drywood termites are not habitats to the state.
Are Formosan Termites in Nebraska?
Formosan termites have not been identified in Nebraska. This species actually lives in very warm locations in the southern U.S.
When Do Termites Swarm in Nebraska?
Generally, termites swarm on a warm day after a rainfall. Swarms occurrence can be during winter in heated buildings. The swarming habits of the most common species in Nebraska are described below.
- The eastern subterranean termite swarms occur during the day from March to May.
- The arid-land subterranean termite swarms happen in the daytime in the spring and fall.
More Information about Termites in Nebraska
According to Termite Infestation Probability Zones (TIP Zones), the southeastern half of Nebraska is located in TIP Zone #2 (moderate to heavy), stating that the potential for termite damage is possible. The northeastern half of the state is located in TIP Zone #3 (slight to moderate), which means there are damage abilities possessed by termites. Areas with lower possibilities for activity require less termite control procedures to meet International Residential Code building standards for new homes than areas with more frequent activity.
Although drywood termites have not been established in Nebraska, the species possess the ability to travel in wooden objects, such as furniture and wine crates, and establish colonies in the state. Drywood termites have been discovered in areas far from their normal habitats. A licensed termite inspector can help in the identification of species thay not native to the state.
Termites are fairly active and in large numbers in states like Nebraska, maintaining an effective termite prevention and control program us essential. If you own a home in Nebraska, talk to your termite control expert concerning protective methods for your home against termite infestations and damage.