It’s termite weather in Northern California. Rain followed by warm weather signals termite colonies to swarm. Those critters that look like ants with wings…termite swarmers. When you see one or two termite swarmers, they probably flew over from a neighbor’s yard. When you find a large amount of swarmers in and around your house, your house may be the source of the infestation. Only mature and healthy colonies produce swarmers. That’s bad news for your house. Swarmers don’t mean the termites are leaving; they mean the colony is ready to expand. Be proactive. Call Thrasher Termite & Pest Control for a definitive identification and termite control options.

How to Identify Winged Termites (Termite Swarmers)

Subterranean Termite Swarmers: Smallish, dark slender bodies, four iridescent wings

Drywood Termite Swarmers: Medium-sized, red-brown slender bodies, four smokey wings

Dampwood Termite Swarmers: Large, brown chunky bodies, four translucent brown wings