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Increased Rainfall Creates Perfect Conditions for Termite Swarmers

It’s that time of year againwhen it rains, it pours. Humid mornings give way to afternoon showers, which create the perfect climate for termite swarmers. If you don’t act to protect your home from swarmers, your home could suffer significant damage.


What Do I Need To Know About Termite Swarmers?

When conditions are wet and humid, termite swarmers which are identified as winged adult termites, fly away from their existing colony to form new colonies.

While termite swarmers can die without forming additional colonies, when conditions are particularly wet and humid it is much easier for swarmers to get a foothold on your property.

The good news is termite swarmers by themselves do not cause the structural and wood damage of regular termites. The bad news is the new termite colonies which swarmers establish can easily cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home. Many homeowners are not aware that they have a termite issue until significant damage appears in foundations, siding, and other portions of a home.

How to Identify Termite Swarmers


Identifying termite swarmers isn’t always easy. Many types of ants look similar to termite swarmers. If you’re unsure if you have a potential termite problem, we recommend having one of our trained technicians visit your home or property for a free inspection.  

Stop Termite Problems Before They Start 

Preventing termites is always preferable (and more affordable) to dealing with an existing termite infestation. Capital Pest offers a number of affordable termite prevention plans that can help prevent termite damage to your home.


Capital Pest is proud to be a family-owned and operated pest control company serving Raleigh, NC and its surrounding area (Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Clayton, Pinehurst, Pittsboro, Fuquay-Varina, etc). Contact us for our pest control services today!