See Swarms Of Termites Around Your House? Why You Should Be Worried

Posted on: 17 December 2020

Flying termites have long wings, so they are not hard to miss. These termites are not something you want to see flying around your home. Below is information about these termites and tips to make them leave.

Swarming Termites

There are two termites in a colony, those that damage your home and those that are called swarming termites. The job of the swarming termite is to lay eggs to prevent the termite population from dying. The swarming termite does not cause any damage to a home.

A male and female swarming termite will leave the colony and nest. Once the female has eggs, both the male and female burrow into the soil so the eggs can be hatched. 

The eggs hatch and the termites that are produced are the termites that cause damage. The termites then seek wood to eat in order to survive. This wood is generally found around and inside your home. 

Kill Swarming Termites

Swarming termites do not live long, and they cannot fly far or fast. Because of this, you may be able to kill them before they can lay a lot of eggs. There are sprays on the market that can kill these termites. These sprays have chemicals and they may not kill all the termites. Because of this, you may want to use other methods.

One method that works well is to use a vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment. There are vacuum cleaners that are made to be used outside. You could also bring your inside vacuum cleaner outside if there is an electrical outlet near where you see the termites, but be aware that you will be getting bugs in your vacuum. Termites often rest in places like the side of your home, so you should have no problem finding them. When you finish vacuuming the insects, remove the vacuum bag and dispose of it. This will likely kill all the termites that are sucked up. However, there may be some that survive. 

Contact a Pest Control Company

If you continue to see swarming termites on your property, you should contact a pest control company immediately. They have methods that they use to remove swarming termites.

It is beneficial to contact them as they will know where to look to find the termite colony. They can then take steps to kill the other termites before they crawl into your home and start eating. 

A pest control company can give you much more information about termite control, and show you how you can prevent them in the future.


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