Do Swarmers mean I have termites?

While the presence of termite swarmers doesn’t necessarily mean that you have an active termite infestation in your home, it could be the first warning sign. If you see a termite swarm, it’s important that you call a licensed termite exterminator immediately.

How do I know what kind of termites I have?

How to Identify Different Types of Termites

  1. Size & Length: they typically measure between 1/4 and 1/2 of an inch long.
  2. Body: The pests have soft bodies and straight antennae.
  3. Color: Colors range from white to light brown in color. Worker termites often appear lighter, while swarming termites are darker.

Are there different types of termites?

Types of termite. Termites are classified into three ecological categories according to their nesting and feeding habits: subterranean, drywood and dampwood.

What do termite alates look like?

Appearance. What do they look like? They are either males or females that are 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch long with pale brown or grey wings, depending on the species of termite. Subterranean termites typically have two prominent veins in their wings, while drywood often have three or more.

What are the worst termites?

The worst type of termite in the US is the Formosan Termite. Formosan termite is a type of Subterranean termite that invades homes from the underground. Bigger than Subterranean termites, Formosan termites devour wood at a faster rate than any other termites.

Do termites eat drywall?

Drywall, also called sheetrock, is used for walls and ceilings in homes. It is made of panels of plaster enclosed on both sides with thick sheets of paperboard. Since drywall is partially made of cellulose, termites can readily feed on the paper in drywall and cause damage.

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