Should I worry if I see flying termites?

Should I worry if I see flying termites?

So next time you see flying termites there is no need to panic because they will not cause any damage to your home. This only indicates that a termite colony is nearby. When this happens in or around your home, be sure to call Terminix for a free termite inspection.

Do young termites have wings?

Young termites develop wings in the springtime in order to disperse from their parent colonies in swarms. These “swarmers,” or “alates” fly through mud tubes in the case of subterranean termites, or through the air in cases of drywood termites. Once they touch back down, the insects can establish new colonies.

How long do flying termites last?

about 30-40 minutes
A termite swarm will last about 30-40 minutes and the swarming termites will fly toward a light source, typically collecting around windows and sliding glass doors. If these termites cannot find soil, they will die in a few hours from dehydration.

Why do flying termites mean serious trouble?

Flying termites mean serious trouble because they are the swarmers and they can mate and build termite colonies in your house. They are actually responsible for the reproduction of termites that’s why they are very destructive and mean serious trouble.

What is the difference between a flying ant and a termite?

Let’s start with the physical difference between flying ants and flying termites: An ant will have a pinched waist that is easily recognized. Termites, on the other hand, have a much thicker waist. The flying ants antennae are bent in the center while a flying termite’s antennae look straighter to the human eye.

What do flying termites look like?

Identifying Flying Termites. Whereas flying ants will have three distinct body parts, and look literally like an ant with wings, termite swarmers will have the appearance of a head followed by two long wings, twice as long as the body, and distinctively larger at the base than up by the head.

What do flying termites do?

Flying termites, also known as swarmers or reproductives, are a class in the termite caste system. On warm, humid mornings, flying termites will venture out in couples to recolonize in other locations. When the flying termite has reached his location, he will shed his wings and reproduce with his partner.

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