Winged Termite Swarms in Fall
We have all have seen insects with wings. All sorts of insects can fly. But did you know that Termites can fly and swarm in the fall? If you get a swarm in your home get a sample and call Magic will dispatch an inspector to perform an inspection and give you a positive identification. If you have termites Magic will recommend Sentricon Always Active Colony Elimination System.
If you think that you can only get Termites if you live on Long Island you may be surprised. Magic treats for termites in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx as well as in Queens.
Not all termites are created equal. Termites are social insects whose colonies are divided into castes. Each caste has specific duties that work together to ensure the colony survives and grows.
Workers - Workers make up the overwhelming majority of the colony. They are responsible for foraging for food to feed the rest of the colony, caring for the young and building mud tubes. Workers are the termites that cause damage to homes and other valuable properties made of wood. Mature termite colonies can contain multiple thousands to millions of workers!
Soldiers - Soldiers are the defenders of the colony. Their main job is to protect the colony from natural predators - such as ants and spiders. Soldiers have large, armored heads and powerful jaws meant for defense.
Reproductives - Reproductive pairs, also called alates or swarmers, are the ones with wings that you'd see during swarming season. Male and female swarmers leave their parent colonies (usually in the spring) in groups, with the goal of establishing new colonies.
The queen - The termite queen is the largest and most important colony member because she can lay eggs at a rate of up to one every second. That's as many as a million eggs in her lifetime! She is large, up to 4 inches long, and can live for a decade or longer under ideal conditions. And unfortunately for homeowners, if the queen dies, there are supplemental reproductive who are ready to step up and keep the colony going - except when you are using the Sentricon® System.
Magic provides service for all general pests in Nassau County, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx and Manhattan. If you see termites or any other pests give us a call and we will dispatch an inspector.