Termites Are Swarming!
Jacksonville and the surrounding North Florida area are feeling the effects of a very mild winter. So what does that mean? Termites are swarming about 30 days early this year!
Winged subterranean termites called alates or “swarmers” leave their colonies when conditions are favorable.
These conditions usually occur around March and consist of spring like days with temperatures in the 70’s and usually after rain has occurred. Swarmers then make their escape out of exit holes about the size of a pin hole, but swarming termites are not good flyers and have to travel with the wind. Termites will come out by the hundreds at a time and will commonly fly towards a window or light. Peak swarming times are generally around 11 am to 4 pm. Fortunately they do not bite, but it is a sign that a termite colony is present.
If you see a swarm, call a professional immediately and have a thorough inspection performed.