Can Termites Go Away On Their Own?

Q. Can termites go away on their own after they have invaded a home or business?

A. Yes, they can go away on their own. Why is it a scary answer? Because you never know when they are going to come back! Without a termite treatment, there is no way of knowing when a healthy termite colony will return to re-infest a structure. “What made them go away in the first place?”, is a better question. One thing I know, is that waiting without doing a single thing to stop that colony is like playing Russian Roulette with your home. Over the years, I have seen people eager to sell a home, force a pest control company who is providing a Wood Destroying Insect inspection, give a green light to a house that once had termites, without evidence of a treatment. And, I have heard the horror stories of lawsuits after settlement when the termites decide to return. Even though we agree that they may go away on their own, more should know that termites may come back on their own, with a vengeance!