One of the most dreaded pests for most homeowners is a termite infestation. This is for good reason too. When you have a termite infestation in your home, you can find yourself facing thousands of dollars in damages. One telltale sign that you have a termite problem is seeing swarming termites around your home. The thing to know about swarming termites is that there are certain seasons where swarming termites are going to be more prevalent. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control is here to talk about when swarming season takes place.
What Do Termites Look Like when They Swarm?
If you haven’t ever seen swarming termites, it is quite the sight. There can be hundreds of them at a time if they are in search of a new place to start a new colony. These termites are about one inch long and dark in color. They look similar to flying ants, but they have a straight body and both pairs of their wings are the same size. It isn’t uncommon for homeowners to confuse swarming termites with flying ants. Often, when you see a group of swarming termites around your doors and windows you don’t realize they are termites because you don’t get a close enough look. Whether they are flying ants or termites, anytime you see a large swarm of insects congregating around your windows and doors you want to take care of the problem.
What Does it Mean when You See Termites Swarming?
The whole purpose of swarming termites is so that a colony can find a new food source. Well the time of year termites swarm can sometimes depend on the termite species; you usually notice termites swarming in late winter or early spring. In fact, March and early April are the busiest times of year for swarming termites. You should always keep your eye out this time of year as swarming termites is one of the first indicators that you have a termite problem.
How to Prevent Termite Swarmers
As nice as it would be to be able to tell you there is something you can do to avoid termite swarmers, that just isn’t the case. However, there are some things that you can do to avoid a termite infestation in your home.
– Repair any cracks in the foundation of your home
– Make sure no part of your home that is constructed from wood is making contact with the ground
– Keep your gutters clean and free from debris
– Minimize any old and rotting wood on your property
– Avoid putting mulch within two feet of your foundation
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If you have noticed that there are signs of termite activity in or around your home, you need to act quickly. Termites can cause extensive damage in a short amount of time. When you turn to the pros at A Five Star Termite & Pest Control, we will make sure that we rid your home of any termites. Call us today!