Termite Swarm Season

Summer is the beginning of Drywood termite swarming season. Swarming generally occurs at nighttime as opposed to Subterranean termite swarms that generally occur in the daytime. Drywood termites have no ground contact. They live their entire life inside wood. Swarmers are generally brownish in color.

Subterranean termites swarm in spring but do continue into the summer months.  The exotic Subterranean termite species known as the Formosan termite is just beginning to swarm at the beginning of the summer. The Formosan termite is normally found in only certain areas of the state, but for the past few years has been starting to spread.

Subterranean swarms are much larger and contain more termites than Drywood termite swarms. Carpenter ants also swarm during the summer months and homeowners often get them confused with termites.

You can use any household cleaning product to safely and easily exterminate swarming termites. The important issue here is that swarmers are a sign of termite infestation, and that means you have a problem. Luckily, the experts at Total Property Control are ready to help!   Call us at (561) 248-4546 for affordable termite control inspections and treatments.

 

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