Winged termites or Swarmer termites are usually an indication that a mature colony is nearby your home or business. Swarmer termites are tasked with leaving the colony, finding new termites, pairing up and creating new colonies. In Hawaii, swarmer termites are very common but are usually more visible during spring and summer months. Often times, this is the only time home owners will notice termites, so it is important you contact your local pest control company. Kama’aina Termite and Pest Control customer service staff is extremely knowledgeable about Hawaii swarmer termites and can help you schedule a FREE termite inspection.
What They Look Like and Where They Live
Swarmers move and travel in swarms and have small, black heads with a pair of translucent or pale wings. They will shed their wings rather quickly leaving behind a trail of thin, centimeter long wings normally near doors or windows.
Swarmers live underground in the termite colonies nest. New swarms are usually originating from an area with fresh saw dust or woodcuttings. Swarmers inside the home will usually be located in the floor or walls and should be exterminated as soon as possible.
Hawaii Swarmer Termite FAQ’s
- Simply because you see termite swarmers near your home or business does not necessarily mean you are experiencing a termite infestation. Termites also establish colonies in wooded areas, tree stumps, debris piles or they could be coming from an adjacent property.
- If you notice termite swarmers inside your home, specifically near your window sill or doorway there is strong probability you have an active termite colony inside your home and should immediately schedule a termite inspection.
- Should you have a termite infestation, you should begin to treat the infestation rather quickly especially if the infestation is inside the properties walls or flooring.