March 2021 Termite Season Is Here

We’ve been getting a lot of calls about termite swarmers and termite activity. In this video you can see worker termites out collecting food for the colony. They feed on cellulose, which is an essential component found in wood. Termites serve a much needed purpose for breaking down dead or decaying material.

The problem with termites is they don’t differentiate between a fallen tree that needs to be broken down and returned to the earth or the floor joists in your house. This is the time of year they become active and send swarmers out to start new colonies.

To the right, you can see an image that will show you the differences between a termite swarmer and an ant swarmer. You need to know the difference so you know your paying for the right kind of treatment. Every year, we inspect for termite quotes because another company identified flying ants (swarmers) as termite swarmers then told the customer they needed a termite treatment right away. By educating yourself you could save yourself hundreds if not thousands of dollars. 

The biggest and easiest difference is the wings. A termite has two sets of wings that are the same length while ant swarmers have two sets of wings at differing lengths. Harder to see but ants have an elbow in their antenna while the termite swarmers have straight antennae. 

The best thing to do if you aren’t sure, is to schedule a Free Inspection with Walker Pest Management and we will be happy to identify the type of insect you are dealing with and give you a quote for the correct type of treatment needed. 

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