What does a Termite Swarm Look Like?

Yes, termite swarmers look like winged ants, but unlike ants, an established termite colony can cause real, costly, and lasting damage to your home. A termite colony has a primary queen and king who mate for life. However, a colony will also have a class of winged reproductive individuals that leave to start other colonies. It only takes about three years for a drywood termite colony to become established enough to spawn swarmers–that often fly off to create a new colony at another location in the same house!