Termite Activity in Wyoming
Termites are active in the eastern third of Wyoming, roughly east of a line that runs from Sheridan to Buffalo to Rawlins to Cheyenne. (This per city guideline is a rough approximation. Ask your termite inspector about local termite activity to confirm if termites are active in your area.)
Are Formosan Termites in Wyoming?
Formosan termites have not been identified in Wyoming.
When Do Termites Swarm in Wyoming?
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 Wyoming are described below.
- The western subterranean termite swarms during the day in the local rainy season in autumn, winter or early spring.
- The arid-land subterranean termite swarms in the daytime in spring and fall.
More Information about Termites in Wyoming
According to Termite Infestation Probability Zones (TIP Zones), roughly one-third of Wyoming is located in TIP Zone #3 (slight to moderate), which means there is some potential for damage by subterranean termites. Areas with lower probabilities for termite activity require fewer termite control measures to meet International Residential Code building standards for new homes than areas with more frequent activity.
Although drywood termites are not established in Wyoming, it is possible for termites to travel in wooden objects, such as furniture and wine crates, and develop 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 Wyoming where termites are active, it is essential to maintain an effective termite prevention and control program. If you own a home in Wyoming, talk to your termite control expert about methods to help protect your home from termite infestations and damage.