Termite Alate (Swarmer) Pi...

As termite swarming season gets into full swing, we wanted to remind you of one of what the enemy looks like.  The following are termite swarmer images from different places around the country.   Termite Swarmers in San Diego, California (2011) Termite Swarmers in San Diego, California (2011) Termite Swarmers in Adairville, Kentucky (2012) Termite Swarmers in Orlando, Florida (2012) Termite Swarmers...

Formosan Termite Swarms

The Formosan subterranean termite is an invasive, forign termite species. Compared to the native U.S. subterranean termite species they are more agressive, they forage in a wider area and they grow into much larger colonies of termites. While native termite colonies can grow to includes several hundred thousand members, mature Formosan termite colonies can surpass a million members. Swarmers Alates,...

Springtime Termite Swarmin...

As we start sliding out of the winter months and the weather starts to get nicer, termites begin to become more active. They’ll quietly work along, multiplying, and preparing the next generation of alates (young king and queen termites) to leave and start their own colony. The number of alates will build up in mature termite colonies, and when the weather is right, they’ll burst from their...

How to Kill Drywood Termit...

Understanding how to kill termites depends on a few factors. Termites are common pests that can be found all over the United States. Some varieties of termites live underground and move back and forth in mud shelter tubes. Subterranean termites make up nearly 90% of the termites that plague the eastern region of the United States. Formosan termites are also subterranean termite that are common in the...

How to Choose a Pest Contr...

Once you suspect that you have a termite problem, or any pest problem for that matter, it is important to choose the right pest control company. When looking for an extermination company you can trust, it is important to know the right questions to ask and what to look for in a reliable business. Check that they are Licensed and Insured First: find out about the company’s state licensing status. If...

Evaluating Different Termi...

Termite treatment methods vary greatly in cost and effectiveness. Depending on the severity of your infestation you may chose to enlist the help of a professional pest control company, or you may try to take care of the problem yourself. Whichever treat method you choose, it is important to rid your home of the pests completely so there is no more damage done to the structural integrity of your home....

Termite Swarming Season

Termite Swarmers Termite swarmers are termites that are designated to fly away from the colony and spread the colony to new places. These termites are only capable of spreading the colony and can not cause any damage to your home; it’s their children, the worker termites that will eat and destroy the wood in your home. These reproductive termites have a small pair of wings that give them the ability...

What are Flying Termites?

Entomologists have estimated that flying insects may have come around nearly 300 million years ago. Flying insects are the only invertebrates that developed wings for flight. One of the 25 different categories of these flying insects is the winged termite, or Order Isoptera. Often confused with flying ants, termite swarmers are flying termites. Another name commonly associated with termite swarmers is...