As termite swarm season continues through June, it is important for homeowners to learn why termites swarm, the potential problems termite swarmers can cause and what to do if you see termite swarmers around your property. Keep this information in mind the rest of the termite swarm season to protect your home from costly damages.
Why Do Termites Swarm?
As existing termite colonies continue to grow, winged, reproductive termites will begin to swarm to establish new colonies. In many cases, this happens out of dead wood sources that the colony has immediate access to feed on, such as rotting logs or tree stumps. Once they have mated, termite swarmers will shed their wings and begin building their new colonies.
What Problems Do Termite Swarmers Cause?
A visible termite swarm is one of the easiest ways to determine if there is termite activity around your property. While this doesn’t necessarily mean they are currently feasting on your home, it’s a good indicator that they soon could be. If these swarmers mate close to your home, it is likely that it will be their next food source and cause extensive damage if left unchecked.
What Should You Do If You See Termite Swarmers?
Because termite swarmers are responsible for starting new colonies, it is important to understand that their presence around your home can be detrimental. If you begin seeing termite swarmer activity around your home, it is important to consult a termite control expert before extensive damages can happen. While termite infestations can typically take an extended period for heavy damages to occur, stopping the problem quickly can ensure you aren’t stuck with a repair bill.
Why Emtec Pest Control for Termite Control?
Though termites are a fascinating insect, the presence of them in your home or business can cause extensive and expensive damages. If you are in need of termite control, the experts at Emtec Pest Control are here to help by providing the award-winning Sentricon® System! Give us a call at (918) 663-0613 or contact us today to get started and protect your home from these destructive pests!
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