If you see termites swarming on your property in Central Florida, calling a professional is your next step.
You walk outside, and suddenly you see a huge cloud of termites swarming near your home. What now? We usually know that termites are around – but we prefer that they are out of sight, out of mind. While termite swarming is pretty much harmless, it may also trigger some red flags. At Waters Pest Control, we can assist you with subterranean termite issues at your home in Central Florida.
There are a few important things to note about termite swarming before you become alarmed:
- Only 3% of termites survive once they have flown away from their colony.
- Termite swarming is typically caused by warmer weather and rain in the spring as part of the termites’ mating ritual.
- Termite swarms can come from tree stumps, wood piles, fences and other outdoor locations, indicating there may be a colony outside your home.
If you see winged termites inside your home, it is a good indicator that you need to seek a professional for treatment. Additionally, if you see long tuber-tunnels, these are what termites use to travel back and forth between locations. The good news is that there are treatment options available for subterranean termites, so if you see termites swarming, calling a professional is your next step.
At Waters Pest Control, we have over 30 years of experience assisting customers in Central Florida with their termite and pest control concerns. Our company is locally owned and operated, and our long-term employees will most likely be familiar faces when they come to your door. Although termite swarming doesn’t always mean you have an infestation, just give us a call, and we will be happy to check it out. We look forward to assisting you.