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!

Drywood Termites Reproductives

Subterranean termite alates emerging from wood

Subterranean Termite Adults

Formosan subterranean termite winged adults

Formosan subterranean termites La Mesa California