Termites

Is It a Swarm? How to Spot a Termite Infestation


Swarming insects may seem like a scene from a horror movie, but it’s an all too common sight to our NJ pest control experts. Here is what you need to know about termite swarms and what action you should take.

Signs of a Termite Infestation

• In New Jersey, termite swarming season generally runs during the spring months, from mid-March until mid-June.

Termite swarms often occur after rainfall on a warm day, with temperatures ranging from 60 to 70 degrees.

• Flying ants are frequently mistaken for swarming termites. Ants swarms are relatively small, numbering from 20 to 50, while termite swarms include 200 to 1,000 insects.

• Another point of distinction between termite swarmers and flying ants is their wings. Termite wings are transparent and eventually discarded after mating. You may find them around doors and windows.

• Swarming termites head out to reproduce and search for areas to expand the nests. Termite workers, which are white in color, stay behind to build tubes used to travel between their underground nests and buildings where they can find food.

• If you spot termite swarms, that means the infestation is well-established and over-populated. Seek professional NJ pest control to ensure thorough removal.

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