In our area, interior termite swarms have shown up each week over the past several weeks as warm weather pops up. The ground has plenty of moisture, which combined with warm weather and an enlcosed space, like a boiler room or near a furnace or hot water heater, will lead to a termite swarm. Swarmers that land inside in New England have no chance to set up a colony and survive. Outside, a swarm will result in the insects pairing up, mating, and the new kings and queens digging a small nest in the ground. The king will search for a food source and the queen will lay eggs to grow the colony.
This time of year, swarmers are indicators of a colony with access inside a structure, but the swarms will not lead to more termite colonies inside. For more information, check out this link from UMASS on Termites.
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