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All About The Swarmer Termites

Nov 25, 2007
Termites have the ability to reproduce at a high rate of speed and live in the world undetected by man. We know that termites are found in more than seventy percent of world. One might say, this cannot be true, but Africa also has termites and they are called the African termites. Because of the serious damage termites do to our homes and building, it has cost us over two billion dollars a year to repair damages structures caused by, not, fires, not tornadoes, but by termites.

Because of their resilience and ability to feed and reproduce undetected, the termite population out numbers humankind by ten to one. The population of the termites lays with the swarmer termites whose produce the eggs and continue to lay eggs daily until they die. This is their only job, the worker termites, bring them food and build their nests, they are protected by the soldier termites.

The swarmer termites fly during the spring months and are poor at it even then. They are looking for a mate in order to reproduce and start a new colony this time. If you see what appears to be flying ants, and you think they are out of season, you are probably watching the swarmer termites looking to mate. In this case, they are close to your home and will eventually find their way in if not stopped. The swarmer termites do shed their wings, and if you find this anywhere around your home, start your inspection right away to prevent a serious problem in the future.

Because the swarmer termites shed their wings after finding a mate, they will usually fall to the ground and start a colony right there under your nose. They do not discriminate, your house or the neighbors, either way, you are going to have serious problem.

One thing people do not know, that I learned from a professional pest control company, if your homes or building are close by each other, your neighbor may be ridding their home of termites, they will head right over to your home. Therefore, it is always nice to tell your neighbors about the problem at hand. This is one of those times, when you do not want to share with your neighbors. Let everyone know you saw the swarmer termites and have found their wings, this is the sure sign they are lurking around somewhere close.

Consuming up to fifteen pounds of wood a week, a single termite that goes undetected can eat you out of house and home before you realize what the problem. Think about how much wood is consumed by thousands of termites. This makes their type of termite the worst out of all the groups of termites. If one two by four weighs ten pounds, one termite can consume three two by fours in three weeks while we know there are more than one termite, your house could be condemned in a matter of months.
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