Termite swarmers and termite workers are among the most common pests homeowners encounter during the Spring months in New Jersey and New York. Because they eat anything made of wood, they are also some of the most damaging pests towards your home, especially if they go unnoticed or untreated. Below are 6 facts about termite swarmers and termite workers that can help you detect a termite problem and potentially protect your home from termite damage.
1. Termite swarm season typically goes from mid March thru Mid June in northern New Jersey.
2. Most homeowners in Bergen and Passaic county New Jersey confuse termite swarmers for winged ants.
3. Termite swarms occur usually after a rainy day when the temperature averages 60 to 70 degrees.
4. You, the homeowner, can tell the difference between ant swarmers and termite swarmers by observing the size of the swarm. Termite swarms are in the range of 200 to 1,000 reproductive swarming, while ant swarms are anywhere from 20 to 50.
5. The major visible difference between termite swarmers and ant swarmers is that termite swarmers discard their wings, which are transparent.
6. Termite workers, which are white in color, are rarely seen. They generally stay in the shelter tubes and travel from the ground to the structure of your home in search of wood to eat.
If you think you have termite swarmers, visit our termite control service page and contact us for a termite inspection. Mrs. Bzzz Pest & Termite Solutions uses the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination system to control termites around your home or place of business. We provide termite control service to all of northern New Jersey, as well as Manhattan New York, and Orange and Rockland counties in New York.