Termite Swarming Season

The weather is getting warm and humid again and everything is greening back up now that Spring is upon us here in Florida.   This also means the arrival of swarming termites that are ready to get active!

Dry wood and Subterranean termites are the main termites that are found here, although there are other species as well that can be found in certain areas.  While all types of termites can swarm at any time of the year, Spring and Fall are the most common.  Swarming is when termite colonies produce “swarmers,” the winged, reproductive adults. Their goal is to find a mate and form their own colonies.

Swarming termites are attracted to and typically found near windows or light fixtures, as they are attracted to light. These swarms can last a few days or up to a few weeks. When they start and when they finish depends on the colony and weather conditions.

While termite swarmers are a nuisance, they are also an indicator of a current or potential termite infestation. If you see swarmers, or any possible evidence of termites, contact us for a free inspection to confirm.  Swarmers are a sign that you may have a termite infestation or undetected damage to the home.