Eastern subterranean termites thrive in warm, moist environments, making Louisiana the perfect habitat for them. Eastern subterranean termites swarming season typically occurs from late March through July, meaning that right around now (March 27th, currently) is a good time to start keeping your eye out for them! If you notice any termite swarmers or discarded wings around your home, it’s important to contact a termite control specialist as soon as possible! If you are a home or business owner in the Greater New Orleans area that has noticed signs of a termites infestation, please contact our team at Pied Piper Pest Control today!
What Is An Eastern Subterranean Termite?
The eastern subterranean termite is a species of termite that is found throughout the Eastern United States, including Louisiana. Within a termite colony, there are several different types of termites: the queen, the king, the winged reproductive swarmers, the soldiers, and the workers. These termites create their colonies underground and use mud tubes when they come above ground to gain access to wood food sources, which can be your house or building. When eastern subterranean termites target your home, they can cause tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage to the structure of your home, which is why it’s so important to contact a termite control professional at the first sign of an infestation!
What Is Termite Swarming Season?
Termite swarming season is when the winged reproductive members of a termite colony, known as swarmers, fly out of their colonies to reproduce and create new colonies near food sources. For eastern subterranean termites, swarming happens from late March through July, and most often occurs after a warm rain shower when the soil temperature is around 70°F. Eastern subterranean termite swarmers are typically about 3/8″ long with dark brown bodies and brownish-gray wings. These termites have 2 sets of overlapping wings, and the front wing is always distinctly larger than hind wing. When termites swarm they often shed their wings, leaving signs for people that they might be planning to create new colonies in their homes. If you see signs of swarming termites, you should contact a termite control professional as soon as possible!
Contact Pied Piper Pest Control!
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!