What You Need to Know About Termite Swarming Season

If you're a homeowner or business owner, few things can be as terrifying as the sight of termites. It is important to be vigilant and proactive to protect your property from these destructive pests. Termites may seem like small creatures, but their insatiable hunger for wood can cause significant damage that can cost thousands of dollars. At Champion Termite and Pest Control, we know how important it is to identify and treat termites effectively. Staying informed on termites is a big aspect of protecting your property. From helping you understand termite swarms to the steps you can take to prevent termite infestations, our experienced pest control company is here to help. Contact us today for comprehensive pest control services and request a free estimate.


What Is Termite Swarming Season?

Termites are known for being silent and destructive, wreaking havoc on your home for years without being noticed. However, once a year, they become much more visible. This is known as termite swarming season, and it’s a crucial time to be on the lookout for these destructive pests.

During this time winged termites will leave their colonies in search of a new place to settle and start a new colony. If you see a swarm of termites, it’s important to take action quickly. By catching the problem early, you can minimize the damage and prevent a full-blown infestation.

When Is Termite Swarming Season?

Termite swarming season is a fascinating phenomenon that occurs annually in Florida, starting in early March and lasting up to 6 months. The swarming period is triggered by climatic conditions, such as warm temperatures, high humidity, and rainfall. Interestingly, Florida has the highest number of termite species in the United States, and thus, various types of termites can be sighted swarming through the summer months. It is important to note that termite swarming season does not mean termites are only active during this period. Termites themselves are not seasonal pests and termite activity can occur throughout the year, only the act of swarming is seasonal.

Why Do Termites Swarm?

Termites swarm as a means of finding a suitable mate and creating a new colony. The winged swarmers, which are typically male and female reproductives, embark on a search for a suitable nesting site. They do this because their current colonies have become too large and they need to spread out to find new resources. It can take up to five to ten years for a termite colony to fully mature and start producing their own swarmers, meaning that they may have already caused considerable damage to homes before being detected.

How To Protect Your Property From Termites

It is best practice to take preventative measures to protect your home from termites as defensive treatment of an established termite colony can be more difficult.

In addition to these preventative measures, it's also essential to schedule regular preventative treatment by a professional pest control company. Termite inspections can provide you with peace of mind knowing that your property is well-protected from these destructive insects. Champion Termite and Pest Control, can help you locate and treat termites effectively. If you notice termites, especially swarming termites, don’t hesitate to take action and protect your home.


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