Swarmer Termites are coming ‘Don’t Panic’

As the long cold winter ‘finally’ is coming closer to an end. A new beggining is also approching for swarms of winged termites. Each year subterreanean termites produce winged alates to perpetuate the colony as a means of the species survival. Unsuspecting homeowners will no doubt panic and rush to the phones as a literal ‘exodus’ of flying bugs pour into their living areas. In this state of mind money from your wallet will exit just as fast if you do not think things through.

Should you be one of the many unfortunate you should remember 3 things.

#1 Don’t panic– This caste of the termite colony is is harmless. They are not going to infest your furniture, start eating the piano or spread some exotic disease. They usually diappear as fast as they came leaving only shed wings behind. Should the swarm occur inside chances are high they will simply die in the crack or crevice they find to hide in. ( they need to return to the soil )

#2 Place your calls calmly to the 3 exterminator companies of your choice. See our article on Choosing a company to find ones right for you. Arm youself with the knowledge contained in this site and/or any others but don’t overwhelm yourself. This way you can ask all the right questions.

#3 Take your time and READ the proposals. Do it without the salesman there. Compare and make sure of what you’re getting in to. There should be graphs, limitations, conducive conditions and prices all spelled out.
Well I’m sorry you have ‘got the bug’ but at least now you can deal with it appropriately and can rest easy. Now it’s time to enjoy springtime in your termite free home.

About The Bug Doctor

Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. Pestcemetery.com was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.

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