New Jersey Residents On The Lookout For Swarming Termites

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It is not a good sign when an already extremely destructive pest grows wings. It’s bad enough having to worry about tunneling termites sneaking in to destroy our homes from the ground up, but now we have to worry about flying termites? Sadly, it’s true. Termite season has begun here in Northern New Jersey and termites have taken to the skies. "What does this mean?" you may ask. Let’s talk about what it means.

What Are Termite Swarmers?

As we already discussed, termite swarmers are termites with wings, but where do they come from and what is their job? Both are good questions. Termite swarmers are born out of fully mature termite colonies and they have one job in life: find new places to call home. This job is made easy because they are born with wings. However, termites being able to travel around faster to look for new homes is not good. If you are seeing termite swarmers around your home, we have some bad news.

What Termite Swarmers Indicate

If you are seeing flying termites inside your home, and there are no doors or windows open, we have some bad news for you. Termite swarmers inside your home are an almost certain indication that you have termites already eating away at your home. They most likely crawled out of a hole being chewed through your home.

If you are seeing termite swarmers outside your home, possibly on its exterior walls or around a source of wood like a stack of firewood, the news is a little better but still not great. Termite swarmers outside your home are an indication that there is a fully mature colony somewhere nearby, and your home could be at risk. Remember, termite swarmers' main job is to find new homes and sources of food (wood); if they find these in your home, you could be looking at some serious repair costs.

When To Call In The Professionals

Whether you have termite swarmers inside or outside of your home, or none anywhere to be seen, you need professional termite protection through Heritage Pest Control. Our termite pest control methods are designed to not only handle existing termites but they are also designed to deter and eliminate any future termites as well. If that is the kind of protection you are looking for, give us a call today. We would be happy to send one of our pros your way ASAP to get your home the defenses it deserves.

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