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What Do I Do About Termite Swarmers Around My Jacksonville Home?

May 10, 2023

Jacksonville's warm, humid climate provides the perfect environment for termites. At certain times of the year, when conditions are just right, termites send out swarmers from their colony. Seeing these termites with wings on your property signifies trouble nearby.

This article will explain more about termite swarmers and what it means when you see them around. We'll also review some factors Jacksonville pest control companies look for to determine what is attracting termites to your property. Learn more about swarmers and the best way to eliminate them with the experts at Lindsey Pest Services.

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What Are Termite Swarmers?

Termite colonies have a caste system that usually includes workers, soldiers, and reproductives. The primary reproductives of a colony are the queen and the king. When a colony reaches maturity, they send out winged reproductives called swarmers to locate a place to start a new colony.

These winged termites are sometimes confused with flying ants, and this can be a costly mistake. Because termites work deep within your home's walls, swarmers are often the only sign homeowners might see until there is evidence of termite damage. If you see these termites around your property, contact us at Lindsey Pest Services to perform a termite inspection for your home.

Do Termite Swarmers Mean I Have Termites?

Termite swarmers are a clear indication that there is a mature colony close by. You will need a pest professional to inspect and determine if the mature colony is on your property. Because a mature colony can contain hundreds of thousands of individual workers, this is something to pay attention to.

If you have a termite swarm in your house or see evidence of them, such as discarded wings near doors and windows, this is a clear indication that you might already have a mature colony inside your home. Contact Lindsey Pest Services to schedule an inspection to check for termite activity and, if necessary, to eliminate termites.

What's Attracting Flying Termites To My Home?

Understanding what attracts these winged, swarming termites to your Jacksonville property can help you to prevent future infestations. Here are some of the most likely factors that will attract the attention of termites:

  • Areas where wood and soil meet, such as a deck that touches soil or mulch close to the house, can invite a termite problem.
  • Water that pools close to the home's foundation creates moist conditions that attract termites.
  • Leaking pipes, faucets, or air conditioning units can also attract them.
  • Crawl spaces, basements, or attics that are humid and don't have proper ventilation offer ideal conditions for termites.
  • Soft, water-damaged wood can attract termites.
  • Cracks or crevices in the foundation or the house's exterior will provide entryways for termite swarmers.

Working with a local company like Lindsey Pest Services, which provides termite inspections near you, is the best way to learn what parts of your property may attract these swarmers and to prevent them from infesting your home.

How Do I Get Rid Of Termite Swarmers?

An ongoing termite control and prevention program is the best way to keep termite swarmers away. If you do notice them around your property, call in the professionals. Large termite colonies can cause severe damage to the structure of your house. 

Lindsey Pest Services offers termite pest control near you to eliminate an existing infestation if necessary or to prevent a future one. Our termite experts will inspect your property for termites, eliminate the problem, and provide follow-up visits to ensure your property remains termite free. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help to protect your home and family.

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