Termite Treatment and Prevention

Termites or Flying Ants?

Can you tell the difference between flying ants and swarming termites?
Knowing the difference could save you thousands of dollars.
When termites swarm, they are looking for a new home. Don't ignore the signs.
Here's an easy way to tell the difference between flying ants and termites. If you are not sure, please call us.
We'll help you make sure your home is not a risk.

Swarming Termites Flying Ants

The bug stops here.

About Termites

Termites cause a collective $5 billion in property damage each year. Termites feed on almost any materials made out of wood, paper and cotton. There are several species of termites with the subterranean termites, drywood termites and formosan termites being the most damaging to homes. Learn more about termites on our pest library.

Subterranean termites are the most common and live in underground colonies or in moist secluded areas above ground. They build distinctive mud tubes to gain access to food and protect themselves. These termites will swarm in the spring.

Drywood termites form colonies of up to 2,500 members and are social insects. They infest dry wood directly and do not require ocntact with the soil.

Dampwood termites are usually found in logs, stumps, dead trees, fence posts and utility poles. They are larger then most termite species and infest wood with high moisture content.