Listen up! “Termite Swarming Season” is just about upon us. If you’re not from the south then you may or may not know what that means. It’s about having tens of thousands of little itty-bitty black insects with long wings, flying all over the house or structure. Those of you have have been in Texas for any period of time you probably have the knowledge or have experienced a termite swarm.
Every year, approximately the third week of March or the first week of April, the weather changes to spring like conditions, sunny, humid, and temperatures are perfect for the next life cycle of the Eastern Subterranean termite. This cycle is the reproductive cycle, “Alates”, the pairing up and mating with the sole purpose to establish a new colony. This typically happens in the spring, and possibly again in the fall when the climate changes back to spring like.
There is a saying we have here in Texas, an area of the U.S. that is considered to have heavy termite activity, “There are two types of homes here in Texas, one’s that have them or one’s that will get them.” As a rule, if you see termite swarmer’s inside, then more likely than not, you have an infestation inside. If you see swarmer’s outside then the infestation is out doors.
Anytime you suspect termite activity it is best to contact a reputable and established termite control provider to protect your number one investment. If you should have any questions, please contact us, we would be very appreciative to be out of assistance.