Keep an eye out for those Eastern Subterranean Termites this Spring.
It seems as though time is flying by this year. Before we know it, spring will have sprung. I cannot wait for the warmer weather and the beauty that comes with the blooming of everything in the spring. Unfortunately, there are less beautiful things that come with spring also.
Spring reminds me of rain showers, flowers blooming, and Eastern Subterranean Termites. According to Termite.com, “The swarmers (reproductives) are called “alates” and are commonly seen when they swarm during daylight; they have eyes; are poor fliers but are swept along by the wind; they land, drop their wings, find a mate to become a king and queen of a new termite colony.”
Habits of Termites
Termites eat non-stop, all day and night. Just because you’ve never seen them in or around your home, does not mean they aren’t already in your home destroying your biggest investment. Nationally, it is estimated that termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage each year.
In the South, we typically start seeing these Swarming Termites when the temperatures reach roughly 70° F and after a good rain. There is no mistaking a swarm of Eastern Subterranean Termites! There are literally thousands of these flying insects swarming from some type of exit hole.
Seeing these swarming Termites is an indication of a very mature, full colony of insects. With that being said, if you are ever to see these swarming from any place on or around your home, please contact one of our educated technicians. Our technicians have years of experience identifying these insects. They are also proud graduates of the UGA Termite School. Please keep an eye out for these destructive bugs come this spring.
So contact Preferred Pest control to protect your biggest investment; your home. Call us at 912.236.5135 and we will have our expert technicians visit your residence to check for termite activity.