Termite Activity in Ohio
Termites are active across the state of Ohio, from Cincinnati to Dayton and Columbus to Akron to Cleveland.
What Types of Termites are in Ohio?
Subterranean termites are famous to causing damage to homes in Ohio. Drywood termites do not belong to the state.
Are Formosan Termites in Ohio?
Formosan termites have not been identified in Ohio. The closest identified Formosan termite infestations have been found in Tennessee and North Carolina.
When Do Termites Swarm in Ohio?
Occasionally, termites swarm on a warm day after a rainfall. Swarms may likely have an occurrence during the winter in heated buildings. The swarming habits of the most common species in Ohio are described below.
- The eastern subterranean termite swarms during the daytime from March to May.
- The dark southeastern subterranean termite mostly swarms at daytime between March and June.
More Information about Termites in Ohio
According to Termite Infestation Probability Zones (TIP Zones), Ohio is located in TIP Zone #2 (moderate to heavy), which simply means termite damage ability is very serious. Areas with high tendency for activity demand more effective termite control measures to meet International Residential Code building standards for new homes than areas with less frequent activity.
Although no establishment drywood termites are in Ohio, there’s a possibility for this species to travel in wooden objects, such as furniture and wine crates, and establish colonies in the state. There has been findings of drywood termites in areas far from their native habitats. A licensed termite inspector can assist in identifying species that do not belong to the state.
In states like Ohio where termites are less active and extensive, it is essential to maintain an effective termite prevention and control program. If you own a home in Ohio, speak to your termite control expert about methods that are effective in protecting your home from termite infestations and damage.