Swarmer termites come about after the nymph stage in the termite life cycle. Essentially, nymphs become workers, solders, or reproducers. Swarmers are the reproducers. Their role in the life cycle is to come out in the open to find a mate, go back under ground, reproduce, and become the future king or queen of a new termite colony. Once these swarmers are back in the ground and reproducing, a queen can have hundreds to thousands of eggs per day!
A large enough colony could have millions of termites working together and could potentially eat at least a pound of wood a day. That's enough termites to eat your home and your neighbor's home in no time.
Unfortunately with termites, a lot of damage is done before we as homeowners really begin to see any signs.
Bottom line is this: Termites are active year round.
It's in the warmer months that we see them, and they are on our minds. The only reason we see them is because they are out and about trying to get some action. In the cooler months, they may be settled and getting fat for the winter. The only problem is they are getting fat off your home.
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2/8/2021 10:40:21 am
Wow, I had no idea that termites have swarmers who scout for homes that they can invade. Thanks for pointing out that these termites leave out wings around the area they tried visiting. This way, I can consider hiring a termite control expert if ever this happens to my home in the future!
8/3/2021 10:45:06 am
I've been having issues with termites on the side of my home, and I'm not sure what to do about it. It makes sense that I would want to get a professional to help me out with this. They would have the experience necessary to handle this for me.
8/17/2021 09:40:37 am
I think there might be termites in my home, but I'm not sure how to get rid of them. It makes sense that I would want to work with a professional to handle this for me! That seems like a great way to ensure that I don't risk damaging anything in my home.
Thanks for helping me understand that a large colony of termites would potentially eat a pound of wood a day. I guess I should really call professionals now since noticed that there might be termites in the garage. They might spread and cause more damage which is not visible at the moment, so I hope to get the best termite extermination company in town.
12/6/2021 04:40:38 am
Now I understand that even on instances that termites can't be physically seen, they can actually be feeding off wood furniture to get fat for the cooler seasons. This great to know since I mostly have woodworks at home which are by my late husband. Maybe I should get in touch with pest control services to inspect my home just to be safe.
1/24/2022 06:05:17 am
I have been ignoring the signs for termites in our new home for over a month. We failed to put two and two together. It isn't common to see termites this early in the year. However, you were right when you said that the seasons are getting warmer. I had no idea that there could be millions of termites still living inside our home. Since I thought I spotted one and you mentioned they can eat a lb. of wood a day, I am going to call a termite control specialist as soon as possible.
1/28/2022 05:39:21 pm
Thanks for sharing that swarmer termites come out after the nymph stage. I think I have termites outside my house. So I am worried that swarmer termites will start to show up.
3/31/2022 07:19:53 am
Termites do not cause harm to humans in the direct way that pests like rodents, mosquitoes, and bees can. However, the damage that termites cause to properties can harm your finances, stress levels, and potentially make structures unsafe for occupancy.
4/20/2022 09:35:49 am
You made a good point when you discussed that it takes time before the sign of termite gets noticeable. My furniture got damaged before I noticed a sign of termite. I'll make sure to hire a pest control service to get rid of them.
4/28/2022 02:45:37 pm
Thank you for explaining that termites are active year round. I usually think that we're okay in the winter from bugs. I'll have to check for any signs of termites, but we'll make some calls if we find any of them.
9/7/2022 05:39:34 am
Thanks for telling us that termites are active throughout the whole year. It is informative for all users.
9/28/2022 07:10:30 pm
I love how you talk about how termites do not just simply go away because it gets colder. My sister has been talking about some warped wood in her house and I'm worried it might be termites. we'll have to look into calling a professional to help her rid her house of them.
10/25/2022 08:49:13 pm
I like what you said about how termites burrow deeper. My house has termites. I'll have to consider getting a pest control service to help out.
12/2/2022 04:53:38 pm
It really helped when you elaborated on how termites could eat up your house in a blink of an eye. Last night, I was looking for some documents in my attic when I noticed some termite droppings around an old wooden chair. I'm worried about having a termite infestation, so I'll follow your advice and get a professional's help right now. Thank you for the insight on how termites are able to attack our house all year round.
12/28/2022 05:04:46 am
Thank you for mentioning that a sizable colony might have millions of termites cooperating and could potentially consume at least a pound of wood per day. My grandfather claims that termites are in his home. Before the termites consume the wood furniture in my grandfather's house, I will get a termite control specialist to inspect it and properly diagnose the issue.
1/14/2023 02:51:30 am
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