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10 April

Swarming Termites in the Spring

Every homeowner  needs to know how to identify a termite. After all, your home might be under attack. Learn to spot these wood destroying insects.

Termite Classifications – Swarmers, Workers and Soldiers 

A termite swarm is a sign that the colony is expanding.  After a few days of rain, one warm sunny afternoon is the ideal time to spot thousands of swarmers. Termite Swarmers look like winged ants. As you can see from the picture on the right, an ant has bent antennae and a narrow waist. A termite has straight antennae and no waist.

Both termite workers and termite soldiers are wingless and usually lack eyes. They spend most of their lives underground or in mud tunnels. Workers feed the entire colony with some kind of chewed wood.

If you spot these wood destroying insects, please contact Suburban Exterminating for a free inspection. You can prevent pests from entering your home today.  Call Nassau (516) 864-6900 or Suffolk (631) 864-6900 or the Hamptons (631) 287-3810

Click here to learn how can you protect your home from termites .

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