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Termite Swarms
Termite Swarms
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do you tell the difference between swarming termites and swarming winged ants?
WHAT are termite swarms?
A termite swarm is when a large number of winged termites simultaneously fly from their nest through a crack in a structure or a hole in the ground.
DO swarmers cause damage?
No, swarmers do not usually cause damage. However, they are an indicator that active termite infestation could be present. An active infestation could cause damage.
HOW will I know if I've had a swarm?
If you witness a swarm, you will see lots of half inch dark bugs fly out of a crack toward a source of light. If you are lucky enough to miss the swarm, you will likely find a pile of wings which are shed by the swarming termites and the bodies which will dry up and die quickly in a house.
WHAT should I do if I have a swarm?
Contact Alexander to schedule an appointment for an inspector to come out and inspect your house and recommend appropriate treatment.
WHY do termites swarm?
Termites swarm in order to mate and establish new nest sites. However, very few, if any "swarmers" survive long enough to form a new colony, especially if the swarm occurs inside a house.
WHEN do termites swarm?
In Georgia, termites usually swarm in the spring and often after a rain. They usually swarm at the hottest part of the day, between 10am and 3pm.