Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 by Krystiana Estiler
When you think of your most prized possessions what comes to mind? Most people would say their home is high up on their list. Here at Swat Pest Management we want to give you piece of mind that your home is safe from swarmers and the damage they can cause.
Where is the Colony Located?
What do termite swarmers tell you? Indoors swarmers emerge from any tiny opening they can find or from mud swarming tubes which are often hidden inside walls. If you don’t know the exact swarm site indoors, look for discarded wings. Keep in mind, too, that a swarmer or two found inside could have come from an outside swarm and through an open door.
How Big is the Colony?
Most subterranean termite colonies don’t send out swarmers until the colony is 3 to 5 years old. This is cause for concern if the swarm is inside. That means that termites have been working on the wood in that structure for some time.
Once a colony swarms, it will continue to send out swarmers each year and the number of swarmers will increase as the colony grows. Larger swarms don’t occur until the colony has been in business for 8 to 10 years. Swarmers may leave a colony sporadically over a period of hours or days, and swarmers can emerge from a number of different close by colonies at the same time.
Don’t take a chance on your home being compromised by swarmers. Give Swat Pest Management a call today and ease your mind!