Termite Swarm Season Has Arrived

Swarm season is quickly approaching across Southwest Florida. Are you prepared?

Between March and June, termites will swarm as a natural part of the termite life cycle.

Termites are social insects and live in groups called colonies. These colonies consist of termites that are assigned different roles including soldiers, reproductive, nymphs, and “false workers.” For homeowners, a termite swarm is the most visible sign of a termite infestation. Colonies produce swarms once they have reached a certain size based on the number of workers in the colony. When the colony reaches its threshold, the termites will swarm out of their nests with one objective, to find a mate and form a new colony.

Subterranean termites live in the soil and require water to survive. They can often be seen swarming during daylight hours, which makes them easily noticeable to homeowners. Drywood Termites infest dry wood and do not require contact with the soil. Often, homeowners will find discarded wings along window sills or pellets on floors or furniture.

While the site of swarming termites may initially seem frightening, there is no need to panic. The presence of swarmers does not necessarily indicate you have a termite problem. It is, however, a sign that you need to contact Personalized Pest Control to perform a thorough inspection of your home to help identify the presence of termites. Termites cause more damage to home structures than most natural occurring disasters.

We are currently offering a Limited Time Termite Service Promotion—Get $75 off your  paid annual termite contract. If you are experiencing termites or seeing termites with wings in and around your home, visit our website to take advantage of this discount. Don’t forget—estimates are FREE!

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If you believe you may have termites or have seen swarmers, pellets, or wings, do not hesitate to contact us at (239) 455-8444.