Honest, Reliable & Family Owned Business Since 1973 

    cb4ada83-878b-479a-b40b-d11ce7e48973 12fed6a6-47c0-4460-a89d-c433e6ef15a0 012dd583-074e-4adb-b2f0-1cd097900b51

Subscribe via E-mail

Your email:

Follow Me

Get your questions answered and your pest problems solved


Better business Bureau A plus rated pest control

AAA Exterminating Co's Blog

Current Articles | RSS Feed RSS Feed

Q: Should I be worried about seeing termite swarmers

  
  
  
  
  
  

Raleigh termite swarmers

  

   A: Termite swarmers are a sign of a mature termite colony. These colonies are extremely common in the Raleigh and Fayetteville areas. Termite swarmers are the new reproductive members of the colony who's job is to fly out, pair up and create new colonies. This is probably the only time most people notice termites, so when this happens Pest Control companies usually get a lot of calls from scared home owners.

 If you see termite swarmers it is very important to call a professional, so that they can find out where they may have come from and also perform a thorough inspection of the home. There are a few things to consider if it is confirmed that what you have seen is Termites.

  1. Just because you see termite swarmers on your property doesn't mean your home has a termite infestation. For example if you see termite swarmers outside, it is possible they have come from a neighbors house or a natural source somewhere close by such as a tree stump, wood pile or a dead tree.

  2. However If you see termite swarmers inside the house, usually on a window sill or near a door this is an indication of an active termite infestation and should be treated.

  3. If you have termites it doesn't mean you have to get a termite treatment today. I would advise getting it done as soon as possible but you have time to shop around for the termite protection plan you are most comfortable with. Most companies will give you a free estimate.

   If you have any questions or live in the Raleigh or Fayetteville areas you can contact us by phone, email or fill out a form on our site.

                 want-to-know

Comments

if they are not coming from the inside of my house, is there any way i could get rid of them with things from my home?
Posted @ Tuesday, April 02, 2013 3:58 PM by kelly
Are these swarmer termites attracted to light and if so then how? thanks:)
Posted @ Sunday, October 27, 2013 1:31 AM by Ally
I am interested in a free quote for my condo.
Posted @ Friday, June 20, 2014 3:59 PM by Jayne Thornton
I have been killing little insects every night the past few days that resemble the termite swarmer. I only see them at night when I put my lamp on as if the light attracts them. Does that happen? Should I be concerned and get a termite inspection?
Posted @ Saturday, October 18, 2014 9:41 PM by Debbie
Post Comment
Name
 *
Email
 *
Website (optional)
Comment
 *

Allowed tags: <a> link, <b> bold, <i> italics