Formosan termite swarming season is upon us here in New Orleans! Formosan subterranean termites are orange-ish-colored termites that have a swarming season lasting from late March through July here in Louisiana. “Swarming season” is the time of year when termite “swarmers” (winged termites) search for a location to establish their new colony. These swarmers aren’t the termites that can cause damage to your home, but their presence indicates that the worker termites may be close by, likely building their colony in soil or a wooden structure. While the native subterranean termite swarming season is coming to a close here in Louisiana, Formosan termite swarming season is just beginning! Continue reading below to learn more about Formosan termites and the damage they can cause to your home and the New Orleans community!
What Is A Formosan Termite?
Formosan termites are not native to Louisiana or the United States. These termites were unintentionally brought to the continental United States from southern China and have been commonly found in Louisiana and other southern states since the 1960s. Formosan termites are brownish-orange in color and have opaque wings that are around ¾ of an inch long. These termites are believed to have infested anywhere from 30% to 50% of New Orleans live oak trees and cause the city over $300 million in damage every year, according to a 2002 Tulane University study. A single Formosan termite colony can produce thousands of swarmers, so it’s crucial to contact a pest control professional if you find these insects in or around your property! The discovery of these swarmers does not guarantee that your home has an infestation, but it’s better to be safe than sorry! Contact Pied Piper Pest Control today for Formosan termite solutions in the New Orleans area!
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Pied Piper Pest Control is proud to provide the Greater New Orleans area with termite control services! Our team has years of experience dealing with these dangerous pests and can prevent them from causing thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home! Schedule an appointment with a fully trained, licensed, and insured termite control professional today by contacting Pied Piper Pest Control! Give us a call at (504) 366-1333 or fill out the contact form on our website, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!