Generally, termites swarm on a warm day after a rainfall. Swarms also may occur during the winter in heated buildings. The swarming habits of the most common species in Washington are described below. The western subterranean termite swarms during the day in the local rainy season in autumn, winter or early spring.The western drywood termite swarms in coastal Washington during the day in the summer.The Pacific dampwood termite typically swarms from August to October, just before dusk.
Termites are not easily controlled and make huge amount of damage each year. Various treatments and termiticides are used by our Alexandria Pest Services, INC experts to save you from this destruction.
Depending on where you live, termite swarms may be visible in the early spring. Termite swarms can sometimes be confused with flying ants. Telltale signs of a termite infestation include soft, decayed wood in the home, mud tubes in the interior or exterior of your home (often near the foundation), and darkening or blistering of wood structures. Fecal pellets like in this picture are also evidence of termites.