Swarming Termites in the Spring

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

Termite Swarmers, Workers and Soldiers

A termite swarm is a sign that the colony is expanding.  After a few days of rain, a warm sunny afternoon is the ideal time to spot thousands of swarmer termites. Termite Swarmers are winged termites that are often confused with winged ants. As you can see from the image below, winged termites have straight antennae and no waists. Winged ants, on the other hand, have bent antennae and narrow waists.Termite vs AntBoth 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.worker termite soldier termiteIf 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

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