Here in the Davenport area, termite swarming is especially common during the spring as the rainfall increases and the temperatures get higher.
When you see a clump of termites in the air, the experience can be quite unsettling if you’ve never seen it before. This behavior is called termite swarming and is actually quite common during certain times of the year. Here in the Davenport, Florida area, termite swarming is especially common during the spring as the rainfall increases and the temperatures get higher. The termites swarm as part of a ritual to find mates and increase the size of their colonies. In this area, subterranean termites are the most common. They make their colonies underground and move around in mud tubes and tunnels that are connected to the colony.
Termite swarming might occur within your home, but it’s more common to see it happen near tree stumps, wood fences, and piles of firewood stacked outside. Because termites feed on wood, they tend to make their colonies close to a constant source of food. While the swarm itself isn’t necessarily dangerous, it can mean that you have an infestation on your property, which is cause for concern. When this happens, give us a call at Waters Pest Control to schedule a termite extermination service.
Termites are very dangerous because they feed on the wood structure of your home, as well as building materials like flooring, drywall, and cabinetry. When left alone, termites can cause extensive damage that can compromise the safety of your home. Give our team a call at the first sign of termite swarming, and we’ll take care of the problem quickly and efficiently.