Why Spring Means the Return of Termite Swarmers to Kansas Homes

3/5/2019


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Why Spring Means the Return of Termite Swarmers to Kansas Homes

Spring is typically thought of as a time of new life and growth. It’s the main time of year for animals to give birth to their young. It’s the season when flowers start to bloom again, and the world bursts to life with color. Unfortunately, spring is also the time of year when termite swarmers return to Kansas homes.

What Are Termite Swarmers?

Termites work under a caste system. Each colony has a queen that is responsible for populating the colony. There are worker termites that build mud tubes and look for food. Soldier termites keep the colony safe, and we can't forget about the swarmers.
 
These members of the colony are only sent out once a termite colony has grown to a large size and is well-established. Swarmers are the reproductive members of a colony and, once they mate, they become the kings and queens of new colonies.
 
Termite swarmers are the only termites with wings. After they find a mate, they shed these wings and begin their new colony.

When Are Termite Swarmers Active?

Although it’s possible for termite swarmers to come out at various times of the year, it is most common to see them in the spring. As their name indicates, they come out in a swarm, but they don’t stay long. It’s easy to miss this mating ritual if you’re not in the right place at the right time.
 
However, even if you don’t see the swarmers themselves, if a swarm has taken place, you will see evidence of it afterwards. Their discarded wings will remain behind as a clue to the swarmers’ presence.

Why Termite Swarms are Bad News

If you see a termite swarm or their left-behind wings, it is a serious situation. A termite swarm in or near your home means that there is a termite colony in or near your home. It also means that new colonies are being established, making a termite infestation in your Kansas home even more likely.
 
It is imperative, when you see a termite swarm, to call a professional pest control company like Schendel Pest Services. Termites cannot be controlled through DIY methods and, due to their destructive nature, you need to take care of the problem as soon as you become aware of them, or better yet, before they even have a chance to get into your home.

The Best Termite Control

Schendel Pest Services uses the Sentricon System With Always Active to protect homes against the threat of termite infestations. The Sentricon System works through the use of bait stations that are strategically placed around the perimeter of your home. These bait stations attract worker termites who then bring the bait back to their colony, eliminating every termite there. It also monitors your property 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, keeping your home safe every day of the year.
 
To learn more about Schendel’s termite control solutions, give us a call. We’d be happy to talk with you.



 

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