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What do termites that fly look like?

What do termites that fly look like?

What do flying termites look like? Eastern subterranean termite alates are around ⅜” (10 millimeters) long with their wings folded. Whereas workers and soldiers are usually tan, dark orange, or light brown, flying termites are dark brown or black in color.

How do you tell a flying ant from a termite?

Both termites and flying ants have 4 wings. Termite wings are uniform in size and equal in length; they are also twice as long as their body length and are clear in color. Flying ants have wings that are larger in the front than in the back; their wings are shorter and more proportionate to their bodies.

Is it normal to see flying termites?

Flying termites are visible when their colony swarms. After these mating flights, fertilized termites shed their wings and go on to establish new colonies. Termites seen flying in a home are indicative of a mature colony.

What does wood damaged by termites look like?

Termite damage sometimes appears similar to water damage. Outward signs of termite damage include buckling wood, swollen floors and ceilings, areas that appear to be suffering from slight water damage and visible mazes within walls or furniture. Termite infestations also can exude a scent similar to mildew or mold.

How do I get rid of swarming termites in my house?

What You Should Do During a Termite Swarm

  1. Don’t panic.
  2. Don’t spray the swarming termites.
  3. Do not remove or open walls, flooring, or baseboards and do not prod trim or sills in an attempt to find termite damage.
  4. Do vacuum up the termite swarmers that you see.
  5. Do inspect the exterior of the home too.

What kind of termite has black wings and red body?

The drywood termites have black wings and red bodies. The color of the wings and its unique red body makes it easy to identify the drywood termites on dead trees, structural timbers or on hardwood floors.

What to do about termites on the Sunshine Coast?

We treated active termites found at a home in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast. We treated the termites by way of a foaming treatment to the wall void where the termites were found using Termidor. Termites also know as white ants are a huge threat to homes in Australia and an even higher risk in Queensland with our climate.

How much damage does termite infestation cause in Australia?

Every year termite infestations cause millions of dollars in damage to timber in homes across Australia. In most cases the foraging termites are eating away at the timbers and are undetected until the damage is severe and costly to repair.

What’s the best way to look for termites?

Starting from South to North, termite explorers, referred to as swarmers, will look for hospitable homes, with buildings that have sustained damage from severe winter weather particularly at risk.

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