Termites are the single largest destroyer of wood property. They account for $5 billion in property damage each year. More damage to property each year than fire, flood and other damage combined. A Termite problem and termite damage is not covered by homeowner’s insurance policies. We offer effective and environmentally friendly methods to deal with termites and other wood destroying organisms.
The most common alert termites are present is the interior swarm. This is an often massive invasion of gracefully flying termites called swarmers. These swarmers are coming out of a colony to set up entirely new colonies. Their goal is to survive the flight and avoid predators like birds. Then they will find a mate and a sunny patch of soil to procreate and burrow into the soil to set up a new colony.
These swarmers are black, since they are the only termites that will be intentionally exposed to sunlight. They have a pair of equally long wings. They resemble ants, but differ in some important ways. If you examine a termite, you will see a thick waist, where an ant has a pinched waist. In addition, the termite will have antennae that resemble balls or beads strung together, where the ant will have joints in its antennae resembling a stick with straight sections and elbows.