Termite Swarms: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Home

Termites usually remain out of sight, such as inside walls or in their underground nests. However, you might catch sight of them during spring when it gets warmer. Termite swarms occur during this time of year, which is a sign that you need a Middletown NJ exterminator at your home.

Why Do Termites Swarm?

Not every member of a termite colony swarms. In fact, only members with wings, which are the reproductive members of the colony, engage in swarming behavior. They pair up, find a location for a new nest, then discard their wings. This usually happens when temperatures get up to around 70 degrees. Once they’re in their new nest, they begin to reproduce and build up their colony. When you see termites swarming or if you notice wings lying around, this means you need to have your home inspected for an infestation.

How to Prevent Termites

How can you stop termites from taking over your NJ home? There are ways to reduce your risk of having an infestation, such as keeping wood away from the exterior of your home. This include firewood, tree branches, and bushes and shrubs. You should also close up any gaps you find in and around your home, and fix leaks to prevent damp wood that can attract termites.

If you have termite swarms, contact Allison Pest Control as soon as you can. We will have one of our Middletown NJ exterminators come to your home and treat it for termites to eliminate infestations.

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