While some types of termites have wings, most termites live in the wood in order to colonize without having to travel far for food. However, there are times when these winged varieties of termites will fly in a swarm, usually during the reproduction cycle.
Good News: termites that swarm die naturally within a short time period.
Bad News: termite swarms indicate a larger pest problem you can’t see, and evidence of a colony actively munching away at the structure of a building.
If you see a termite swarm, call us right away, and if possible collect a sample of the swarm. Collecting some of the swarming termites helps your exterminator determine what kind of termite is taking advantage of your hospitality.
Once a swarm is detected, it’s impossible to treat without professional help. Our technicians use their building construction expertise to find points of infestation. Termite treatment may include drilling to reach the area of infestation. Strategic application of termiticide kills termites and prevents future termite family reunions. We use specialized equipment to exterminate a termite colony responsible for or producing the swarm.
Drywood termites are native in many areas of CA, fighting you for living space. They live in widespread colonies found deep within wood, making it harder to detect their presence. Swarms and shed wings are the most obvious signs of a Drywood termite infestation.