Termite Swarming Season

By: Ken Wilson

By: Richard Garner

Drywood and subterranean termite swarming season has already begun. Drywood termites stop swarming in the beginning of August while some species of subterranean termites can swarm until fall. Drywood and subterranean swarmers look very similar to flying ants, but there are some differences.

Flying ants have segmented bodies with a total of four wings, their two front wings being different sizes. Unlike flying ants, termite swarmers do not have a segmented body. They also have four wings, but they are all the same size. Both ant and termite swarmers can be brown and black. The best thing to do if you see any evidence of these insects is to save the samples for Terra Garden Solutions to determine what they are. It is important to remember that the termites are eating the wood in your home all year long, 24 hours a day. It is just the time of year when you can find evidence of them swarming. Call us to inspect your home and give you a proposal for free. Don’t wait until they’re already damaging your home. Prevention is the least expensive and best way to protect your home.

About the author 

Ken Wilson

Long time career in the home services industry from remodeling to patio construction. Currently residing to in SWFL and active contributor to multiple home & garden publications.