Why Termites Swarm
The purpose of swarming is for termites to reproduce and create new colonies near food sources. Like ants, termites are very social creatures that thrive in a colony. Young termites develop wings in the springtime in order to disperse from their parent colonies in swarms. These “swarmers,” or “alates” fly through mud tubes in the case of subterranean termites. Though they don’t fly for long, the swarms are usually carried along on a breeze until they reach the ground.
Once they touch back down, the insects can establish new colonies. Colonies usually swarm only once per year, though in some cases, multiple swarms may occur. When multiple swarms occur in a season, they are generally smaller swarms than the first occurrence. Our Universal Pest & Termite technicians can help with questions about swarming termites in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Williamsburg, and surrounding areas. Call today 757-502-0200.
How to Identify a Termite Swarm
Termite infestations happen in the blink of an eye, so it is important to be able to identify termite swarms quickly and correctly. The swarming stage is when many termites are ready to establish a new colony and reproduce to fill that colony.
In many ways, termite swarmers resemble flying ants. Termite colonies begin forming immediately after swarmers hit the ground in a suitable spot. Termites are good at making homes just about anywhere that has a cellulose source and a healthy amount of moisture–exactly the kind of environment that your house provides! Contact Universal Pest & Termite for a termite inspection.
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Termites can swarm in the spring when the weather gets warm. Did you know termites stay hidden in walls and floors where you can’t hear or see them?
Make sure to have a termite inspection of your home at least one time per year from a qualified termite control company.
A WDIR report is required most of the time when buying or selling a home a mortgage is being secured. Universal Pest & Termite offers WDIR/Moisture inspections and reports.
We offer our exclusive “One-Click” service. After the WDIR Inspection, we will simply send you an email with everything you need. Easy, Fast, Simple
Termite Treatment Options
1.Termite Perimeter- Soil Treatment:
Soil treatment is just one option for termite treatment and Universal Pest & Termite offers this approach as part of our standard conventional termite treatment.
Soil treatment is a traditional method for treating termites, which has been used successfully for many decades.
It requires a direct application of the termite treatment material into the soil around the entire exterior perimeter of your home.
Benefits of soil treatment by Universal:
Less disruptive – Significantly less intrusion and aesthetic disruption (i.e. moving furniture, removing carpet, drilling of finished floors, dust) inside your home.
More environmentally friendly – The Universal Pest & Termite application of material is localized to strategic areas which reduce the total amount of material used.
2.Flex-Guard Termite Protection:
Universal Pest & Termite offers a quarterly program that covers both termite issues as well as general pest control service.
Approx. every 90 days your technician will apply a granular termite product around the perimeter of your home. He or She will also service for ants, spiders, roaches and other common invaders.
If, in between service, you need any additional services your technician will return at no charge.
This program includes our standard termite warranty. If any conventional termite treatments are needed, no worry, they are also included.
Benefits of the Flex-Guard Program:
Less Material Used – This allows termite service without using hundreds of gallons of liquid termiticide.
Complete Protection – No need to worry about the different pest invaders. This program offers complete protection with one convenient visit and one low service fee. Termites, Ants, Roaches, Rodents, interior, exterior perimeter.
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