Once again, the trees’ color returns, the weather warms, and termites and ants go to the skies. Yes, you read that correctly: termites and ants are sprouting wings and buzzing throughout our lovely state. Why are they acting in this manner? What is the function of their wings? Seven amazing facts about termites and ants today.
Swarmers let go of their wings.
Swarmers, despite their capacity to fly, do not keep their wings for long. When they believe they have found a suitable location for a nest, they abandon their flight-enabling appendages and resume crawling. These abandoned wings are a classic sign that swarmers are present in your home.
Seeing swarmers inside is a clear indication of a major problem.
Unless you often leave unscreened windows and doors open, witnessing flying ants or termites indoors is a warning indicator. Consider how these creatures were able to infiltrate the building in such vast numbers. Of course, through the holes, they’ve drilled in your walls. If you see swarmers in your home, it is likely that they are already destroying it.
Seeing swarmers outside your house indicates that you have a problem.
Observing termite or ant swarmers outside your home can signal a few problems. For one thing, it signifies the presence of a completely grown colony nearby. It also signifies that your house is being evaluated as a potential place to live. If this is the case, your home may soon become infested with termites or ants.
The swarming season varies depending on the year.
The swarming season has no fixed start or end date. Swarmers emerge at different times of the year, depending on the weather, humidity, and temperature. Ants and termites swarm when it’s warm. When it gets chilly, they slow down and tend to concentrate more on sustaining their colonies’ populations.
Swarmers are settlers of new territories.
When swarmers are formed inside a colony, they are given one task: to select a new area in which to establish a new home for themselves. This process is referred to as colonization in some circles.
Only a few species of ants and termites have the ability to fly.
Not all ants and termites have the ability to fly, though. In reality, only some reproductives (kings and queens) from colonies are born with wings, and they are the exception rather than the rule. They are developed to be able to fly in order to be able to emerge from the colony in order to find a mate and create a second colony.
Your home may be jeopardized if professional pest treatment is not used.
As the swarming season begins, an increasing number of properties are at risk of termite or ant infestations if you want to avoid your home becoming a termite snack or an ant’s construction project.
Our ant and termite treatment strategies are intended to not only eliminate existing wood-destroying pests on your property but also to keep future threats from gnawing their way through your home. When you hire us, you know you’ve made the proper decision since we have a team of dedicated professionals ready to fulfill your pest demands. Give Vinx Pest Control a call now if you’re ready to find a solution to wood-destroying pests in your home.