Termite swarming season is upon us. It’s never too late to call a professional termite inspection company in order to safeguard your home against the potential threat of termites. Bryan & Bryan Inspections has been protecting homes in Austin and the surrounding areas from these wood-destroying organisms since 1994. You probably have questions about these winged terrorists. We’ve answered four of those questions for you below.
1. What Is a Termite Swarm?
If you see a massive amount of winged termites flying around, you have just spotted a termite swarm. They can consist of several dozens of termites. The three most common types of swarming termites are drywood termites, Formosan termites, and subterranean termites. While they all have different swarming patterns, these termites typically swarm after a rainstorm but not in high winds.
2. Why Do Termites Swarm?
Termites typically swarm about once a year, when they need to expand their colony and find new food sources. When they find a home, they stop swarming and settle into their new space. Their wings begin to fall off and they start mating to expand their new colony.
3. Can I Prevent Termite Swarms?
There’s really nothing you can do to prevent termites from swarming onto your property, but you can follow these precautions to decrease the chances that they’ll infiltrate your home:
Repair crevices in your home’s foundation.
Clean out gutters and downspouts.
Set up termite shields around the foundation.
4. What Should I Do If I See a Termite Swarm?
If you see a swarm near your property, odds are high that they may be looking to build their new home near your home. The best thing you can do is call a professional pest control company, like Bryan & Bryan Inspections, that has experience with termite control. We also offer termite protection plans that can defend your home against these wood-destroying organisms throughout the year.
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Contact Bryan & Bryan Inspections today by calling (866) 484-8318 or schedule a termite inspection now. We also offer mold inspections, commercial inspections, stucco services, new construction inspections, and more.
Source: “What You Need to Know About Termite Swarming Season.” Web article. Dodson Pest Control. 28 Feb. 2022. Web. 30 Apr. 2022.