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What to Do When You See Wings on the Window Sill

Termite Info

Wood damage is a definite sign that you need to call NJ termite control professionals, but what about other signs of these pests? One of the most notable signs of a termite infestation is seeing wings near windows.

Why Do Termites Lose Wings?

Termites that are called swarmers are the only ones that have wings. These winged adult termites leave their colony each spring and head out to form a new colony and reproduce. When these termites have established their new colony, they typically shed their wings and stay put.

Where Do They Come From?

Swarmers emerge from their present colony before taking off to start a new one. If you see piles of clear wings on or near your window sills, this can mean that swarmers have decided to set up a new colony inside your home.

Do Wings Always Mean Termites?

Flying ants also have wings, so seeing discarded wings in your home doesn’t always mean you have termites. It’s best to have a pest control expert come to your home to determine whether you have a termite or flying ant infestation. The expert can then decide on the most effective way to deal with termites or flying ants before they can further damage your home.

If you’ve seen wings or other signs of a termite infestation, contact Allison Pest Control. Our NJ termite control experts can eliminate these pests from your home.