If you see Termites swarming, it’s likely that there is a mature termite colony nearby. Here are 5 things you should do:
- Identify the source: Try to locate the source of the swarm. The termites are likely coming from a nearby colony, which could be inside or outside your home. Look for signs of termite damage like mud tubes, droppings, or discarded wings.
- Call a professional: Contact a professional pest control company to inspect your home for termites. They can help determine the extent of the infestation and recommend treatment options.
- Avoid disturbing the swarm: Do not disturb the swarm. If you disturb them, they may scatter and start multiple colonies. Additionally, avoid using pesticides or other DIY treatments as they can make it harder for professionals to diagnose and treat the infestation.
- Take preventative measures: Take preventative measures to avoid future termite infestations. These include keeping wood away from your home’s foundation, fixing leaks or moisture issues, and having a professional treat your home and return annually to make sure you are protected as well as you can be.
If you see termites swarming, it is important to act quickly to prevent the infestation from getting worse. Contact a professional pest control company with the experience you need and the ability to help you with a long-term solution.
Ron Swindall, Business Development/CFO for Holifield Pest Management/Clanton Pest Incorporated and Owner/CEO of LuxeLawns/AutoTurfPros in Laurel, Mississippi.