Home Termites Heading into summer time means swarming season for termites

Heading into summer time means swarming season for termites


BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – The bugs known to swarm and hang out by sources of light at night are the ones that no one wants in or around their home. However, David Humphreys says he couldn’t avoid them after walking around outside at night.

“Suddenly I realized that this wasn’t a mosquito, but obviously another animal, I finally found out that it was a termite. I ran in and obviously didn’t notice that they had gotten into my pockets or put on my clothes, ”describes Humphreys.

Fortunately, these insects don’t bite and it is normal to see a few around the house at this time of year.

“Okay, so we’ve had some really big crushes so far, starting around Mother’s Day, we had our first big crush there. We had another big one about three days ago and we plan to have swarms every couple of nights through mid and late June, ”says Jacob Cohn, CEO of Arrow Termite & Pest Control.

A rule of thumb, says Cohn, is that homeowners don’t want more than 100 swarming and eating away the walls of the house.

“When you see swarms of termites, the only way they can start a colony is if they can find a suitable place, shelter, moisture and food to start a colony with. So you want to make sure that if you have any moisture issues in your home, you want to fix them, as those are in the areas where termites can establish these colonies, ”added Cohn.

There are ways to prevent these little guys from breaking into your homes. Sentricons can be set up around the house, poisonous bait to keep termites from colonizing, or just have a professional come out regularly to check the house once a year. Just put on these little things to keep termites off homeowners and their homes.

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