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The Difference Between Termites and Winged Ants:

  • Ants have elbowed antenna, and a pinched waist, two pairs of wings, front wings much longer.

  • Termites have a straight, beaded antenna, and a thick waist, and two equal sets of wings

What To Do If You Experience A Swarm:

  • Close off the room in which the insects are swarming.
  • Collect a few to show your inspector.
  • Use a vacuum cleaner to remove insects after they have swarmed.
  • If possible, note the exact locations from which the swarmers are emerging.

Facts About The Swarming Process:

  • A "swarm" is a dispersal flight of winged termites to start new colonies.
  • Subterranean termites typically swarm in the spring on warm, calm, sunny days following rain.
  • Subterranean termite swarms usually occur between mid-morning and mid-afternoon and may last several hours.
  • Drywood termites and Formosan termites swarm during the evening around or just after dusk.
  • Termites swarming indoors will attempt to get outside by flying toward light around windows and doors or even toward lights that are on in the room.
  • Swarmers shed their wings after flight, as they will never fly again.
  • After shedding their wings, the termites mate, then seek out sites to begin new colonies.
  • Wood in contact with moist soil is a suitable colony site for subterranean termites.
  • Interior swarms of subterranean termites will not reinfest the structure or its contents.
  • A recent termite treatment may not prevent swarming, as the swarmers may have already moved above the treatment zone in the soil when the application was performed.

Winged Ant Swarming Facts:

  • Like termite colonies, mature ant colonies produce winged reproductives called swarmers that fly out to start new colonies.
  • Most ant species swarm in mid- to late spring or summer.
  • An ant colony will typically be at least two to three years old before it produces swarmers.
  • Fire ants may swarm six or seven times over the course of the spring and summer.
  • Pavement ants produce small swarms that may emerge daily or every few days over a period of several weeks.

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