Termite swarming season is an annual problem that occurs during the spring season and typically lasts five to six months. Therefore, it’s crucial to be prepared before termites start to swarm and invade your property.
The termite swarm originates when many winged termites leave their existing colony to create a new one. The newly-formed colony then marches together to explore their new home. It’s quite a sight to see dozens of termites swarm and descend upon a house.
A swarm of termites is the first method of alerting a homeowner about the presence of termites on their property. Swarms are usually easy to identify since they are dark in color and have two wings equal in size, measuring an inch long. Flying ants are often mistaken for termites, but ants have a constricted waist, and termites do not. Additionally, termite wings are uniform in size.
Unfortunately, there aren’t many ways to prevent termite swarms. However, there are preventative measures you can take to reduce the likelihood of an infestation:
- Ensure there is no wood to soil contact around your property.
- Repair crevices and cracks in the foundation of your home.
- Keep the gutters and downspouts free of debris.
- Install termite shields around the foundation of your house.
Termite damage can be devastating. If you suspect you have a termite infestation, the best thing for you to do is call a pest control company that specializes in termite control. The professionals at Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions will eliminate so you can live and work comfortably. Our exterminators are also available to evaluate the future risk of infestation and set up a maintenance plan.
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