Warmer Temperatures = Termite Swarmers

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Termite Swarmers So “Punxsutawney Phil” got it wrong for South Jersey and spring in our area is coming a little later this year. The temperature changes have been all over the place. We’ve gone from turning on the air conditioning, then back to the heater and winter coats.

Today temperatures are going to hit the 70’s and all kinds of pests will start to appear.

AB-Con is starting to get calls for Termite Swarmers and there were bees hovering around our recycling cans – guess we need to wash those cans out!

Termite swarmers are easily confused with flying ants. The following illustration gives you a great guide to knowing the difference:


Images courtesy of USDA Forest Service Archive, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org

Why Do Termites Swarm?

Termite swarms are a sign that the termite colony is too large and looking for a new food source. They may appear suddenly in or around your home by the hundreds, on a warm, humid day.

When this happens, panic usually follows. The truth is termite swarmers are harmless to you and your family. They only live a few hours so they can mate, reproduce and build a new colony – this is what you should be worried about!

Protect your biggest investment – if you suspect that termites or ants have infested your home, give us a call!