Flying Termites: How To Keep These Pests Out Of Your Home

Prevent Flying Termites

Flying Termites can be very problematic for your home, they will easily appear inside your property and possibly have been in your homes walls for some time.. Unfortunately there’s not a lot of control you can have over these pests, unless you want to exterminate them. And there are some ways to achieve that, as you will notice below.


3 Major Species of Termites Can Infest Your Home

These 3 major species are subterranean termites, dampwood and drywood termites. They are living in different habitats, that’s true, but they all have something in common and that’s the fact they can easily come towards your home in one way or the other. You can find Flying Termites in each one of these species actually. The Flying Termites are becoming to an alates caste. Only the alates can fly, although you do have soldier and worker termites with wings too. That’s something very important to keep in mind as it will end up being something you need to use as an advantage.

Why are Flying Termites Swarming in Your Home?

Naturally Flying Termites are not leaving their nest, unless they are trying to mate. They are trying to find a mix between colonies, so they will travel far and wide to find a new colony. When they are preparing to mate, they will lay a few eggs. Sometimes swarmers will end up entering your home and you will see these creatures laying their eggs in a variety of damp places in your home or within your property. 

Carpenter Ants vs Termites

When you have Flying Termites you will see lots of dirt in different locations all over your home, like window frames, doorjambs and many others. When they come into your home, these pets will be looking for shelter, water and food. Since they have it all in your home, it will be very hard to get rid of them. They are also attracted to light, like most other insects are. Which means whenever you use lighting systems inside your home and leave the door, window or garage door open, they might come in. As we mentioned earlier, you might also be very close to another termite colony. So these pests might very well be there because you are in the way of a termite colony. It doesn’t seem that much at first, but you will soon realize it’s plausible.

Getting Rid of Flying Termites

Having Flying Termites in your home is obviously unpleasant. And the problem is that termites in particular are very hard to deal with and remove from your property. What you want to do at first is to assess the situation or hire a professional to see what type of infestation you are dealing with here. You can start by removing any access to food, shelter or moisture. As we mentioned earlier, that’s what the Flying Termites want in your home, and once you remove that, it will be harder for them to survive. So you can use this approach as an advantage. It will make things a lot simpler and in the end you will find results to be more convenient than ever before. In addition, you can even install bait stations as those can be very powerful and reliable here.

It’s also a good idea to double check and see if your home allows Flying Termites to enter from underneath. If that’s the case, then we recommend you to patch down everything and ensure there’s no access like that provided to Flying Termites. Keeping foliage and shrubs away from your home is also a must. These can bring in humidity and that will make it easier for Flying Termites to gravitate towards your home. You want to make your home unappealing to these insects, and this approach helps a lot.

We also recommend you to treat all your wooden structures with some professional preservatives. In case the wooden structures are exposed to rain, that leads to cracks and obviously Flying Termites will see that as their feast. Which is why eliminating any source of food for these pests will become a priority in a situation like this, just make sure that you handle this correctly and avoid any possible issues and challenges that can or may arise here.

Termite extermination

Make sure that you use all these tips as you try to get rid of Flying Termites. That’s definitely a tricky thing to do, but with the right attention and focus you can finally eliminate those pests. We know this is not going to be a walk in the park. And that’s why you need commitment and patience to handle such a situation. But it will be worth it, and it all comes down to adapting to this situation and just trying to handle it at a very professional level. Yes, it can be very difficult, especially if there are lots of Flying Termites. Yet if the situation runs out of control, it makes sense to hire a professional so he can eliminate any issues and help you move on from this problem.

In Texas, it seems that every spring we have some type of flying insect that gives us a little pause as to what we should do.  Hope you find this guide helpful, if you are in our service areas please do not hesitate to reach out to us if we can help identify the flying termite or flying ant in your home.

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