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The sight of swarming black insects near your home may raise your concerns about termites. While they may be termites, they may also be flying ants. Both insects go through a swarm stage and can be difficult to tell apart. Knowing how to tell the difference between the two and what to do if you spot them is important to the safety of your home.
Many people are confused about exactly what a flying ant is, as they are accustomed to seeing wingless ants. Some even assume that flying ants are a separate species of ants. This is not true. Flying ants come from the same colony of ants as wingless ants. These ants appear after several years when the ant colony has outgrown its location. The ants begin to grow wings in preparation for leaving the colony. When they leave the colony, they may join swarms from nearby ant colonies as they all gather to mate and begin new colonies. Females that mate successfully become new queen ants. The males die after mating, and the mated females disperse to create new colonies. You can identify flying or swarming ants by their body shape. Here's what to look for in flying ants.
If you think of termites as white grub-like insects found chewing on wood, you may be surprised to learn that sexually-mature termites look a lot like flying ants. Like ants, termites also develop wings and take to the air when they have outgrown their colony and are ready to mate and establish a new home. You may notice swarms of termites either inside or outside your home. You can identify swarming termites by their body shape. Look for these tell-tale signs.
Where do you typically see flying ants or flying termites?
Both ants and termites swarm in warm weather, generally after a few days of new rain. Swarming typically lasts only a day or two as colonies meet up for breeding.
What should you do if you see swarming ants or termites outside?
Swarming insects found outside away from your home pose little danger, but if either swarming ants or termites work their way into your home they can soon become a nuisance. Close windows and check that your screens are in good repair to prevent them from entering the home.
What should you do if you see swarming ants or termites inside the home?
Finding swarming ants or termites inside the home is an indication that you already have an infestation problem. Ants can be treated with ant baits or a variety of home remedies, but termites call for more immediate action. Call a pest control contractor, like those at Albemarle Termite & Pest Control, to have your home inspected and treated if needed.Share
28 April 2016