Attention New Jersey Residents: What to Know About Termite Swarming

Termite Swarms
Termite Swarms

A swarm of insects may seem like an idea out of a horror movie, but in Wall Township and other New Jersey communities termite swarming is a real possibility. Here is some information you need to know if you should find your home threatened by these pests.

  • Termite swarmers are the winged adults that leave a colony to form other colonies of their own. Their activity is generally restricted to daytime hours. An outdoor swarm will generally indicate a nest underground or in your yard, but an indoor swarm is usually a sign of an infestation.
  • Swarmers trapped inside your house will die. You may find the bodies or wings accumulated on a window sill, where they have been drawn by the sunlight. It can be difficult to distinguish between swarmers and winged ants, so the bodies can be helpful to identify the insects.
  • While swarmers themselves don’t cause structural damage, simply killing them is not an effective solution. Their presence means that there are most likely other termites hidden in your home that do create a serious problem.

When it comes to termites, out of sight should definitely not mean out of mind. Our New Jersey pest control experts will eliminate every trace of these pests using safe, state-of-the-art techniques. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection.