Termites are definitely a house guest that you want to discourage. These tiny insects feed on wood, wreaking havoc when they infest a property and often causing thousands of dollars' worth of damage. When the weather becomes warm and damp during the late spring and summer, the termites are stimulated to swarm. It's during this phase of their life cycle that you are most likely to notice them around your property, as they search for a new place to start a colony.
However, before you call out your local pest control company, you might want to be sure that the winged invaders you've spotted are actually termites and not just harmless flying ants. Flying ants are stimulated to swarm by the same weather conditions that trigger the termites, and it can be easy to confuse the two, since they both look very similar.
Here's a quick guide to help you distinguish between friend and foe!
If you think you have identified your winged visitors as termites, it's important that you contact your local termite control company without delay. The sooner the pests are eradicated, the less chance they have to inflict damage on your home.Share
18 October 2016
Every year as soon as summer hits, the bugs come calling. We have a sandy soil and have a recurring issue with ants getting into every piece of food or moist area in the house. Sometimes they even chew through the packaging to get to our food! It drives me crazy. After trying every home remedy and insecticide in the shop, we decided it was time to call in the big guns and got some exterminators in. It was a really good move because we are finally rid of those pests. This blog is all about the best ways to get rid of ants.