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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
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
Facts About The Swarming Process:
A "swarm" is a dispersal flight of winged termites to start new
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
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
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
Pavement ants produce small swarms that may emerge daily or every few
days over a period of several weeks.
Suggested Control Products
Advance Carpenter Ant