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Bugs That Look Like Flying Termites and Other Termite FAQ’s

Bugs that look like flying termites?

There are a number of different bugs that look like flying termites.  These can include: carpenter ants, mayflies, flying ants, lacewings, acrobat ants, and powder post beetles.  Of these flying ants are most commonly confused with flying termites.

While flying termites do not eat or damage wood, they can be a sign of a growing termite infestation around your home.

Early warning signs of termites?

There are a number of different early warning signs of termites a homeowner needs to be aware.  First the presence of termite mud tubes on interior or exterior walls is definitely a sign of termites.  Next the presence of termite swarmers or shed wings of termite swarmers around doors or windows.  Damaged wood with small pinholes or bubbling paint around windowsills also may be an early sign of termites.

There are also warning signs of drywood termites which commonly includes the presence of drywood termite droppings.

Termites vs ants?

Termites and ants can look very similar.  So what are the key differences in termites vs ants?  First, termites have a thick waist; whereas ants have a pinched waist.  Second, termite has two sets of equal length wings but ants wings are shorter than their front wings.

Finally, termites have straight antennae.  Ants, on the other hand, have elbowed antennae.

What are baby termites?

Baby termites, or termite nymphs, look like smaller versions of adult termites after they emerge from termite eggs.  Termite babies, or nymphs, are usually pale white in color.  Baby termites can be a sign of a growing termite colony in or around your home.

While spraying baby termites with insecticide will kill them, the key is to find the termite colony and implement a termite control and prevention program.

Do termites fly?

Yes some types of termites do fly.  Flying termites, termites with wings, are called the alates or reproductives of the termite colony.  Flying termites are responsible for leaving the termite colony in the spring or early summer months to establish a new termite colony.

While flying termites do not eat or damage wood, they can be a sign of a growing termite infestation around your home.

Drywall signs of termites?

One of the first signs of termites and termite damage can be the drywall inside your home.  Drywall termite damage can appear in several different ways.  First, mud tubes on the outside of the drywall.  Second, tiny pin holes in the drywall.  And third, hollow sounds when tapping on the drywall.

If you notice termite damage on the drywall, hiring a termite professional to conduct a thorough inspection is a great first step.

How to get rid of flying termites?

The presence of flying termites around or inside your home can be a sign of a growing termite population.  While flying termites do not eat or damage wood, they are a good indicator that a termite colony is expanding.  Flying termites, also called alates or swarmers, are the reproductive caste of termite colonies.

Getting rid of flying termites for good may require a termite prevention barrier treatment or bait system.

Pictures of termites?

If you suspect you may have a possible termite infestation, a great first step is to google pictures of termites.  Pictures of termites are useful in a number of ways.  First they can help you distinguish the difference between termites and another insects, especially ants.  Second, pictures of termite may help you determine the species of termite infesting your home.

If pictures of termites are not definitive, contacting a pest professional who specializes in termite prevention and termite treatments may be the best option.

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Barry Pitts, Synergy² Owner

Barry Pitts, Synergy² Owner

Pharmacist and Synergy² Pest owner, Barry Pitts, is a long-time Madison, MS resident with a passion for applying advanced scientific pest principles to pest control services in the Jackson metro area.  Combining exceptional customer service with cutting-edge pest control technology allows Synergy² to provide residents of the Jackson metro area with the highest levels of pest control available today.

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