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Sewer line, that mud tunnel going up the plumbing is termite mud tube. Have you seen this?? Call our professionals if you have. (615) 758-6502 #termites #pestcontrol #prioritypest #pestcontrolnashville.
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Winged Ant or Termite?
Winged Ants:
These pests have curved antennae and narrower waists. They can be difficult to distinguish from flying termites without closer observation. Winged ants also have two sets of wings, and one set is usually longer than the other. These ants are known to swarm, but they may swarm at different times during the year than winged termites do. While winged ants will not destroy wood the way termites will, they are annoying. They can find their way into food containers that are not properly sealed, and they may also bite family members and pets.
Flying Termites:
Flying termites have straight antennae and waists. These pests are usually found in swarms during the spring, during periods of rain or in humid climates. They shed their wings shorty after leaving their nests, so a pile of discarded wings is a sign that termites are nearby. Depending on their subspecies, termites may consume dry or damp wood. They may leave signs of their presence such as dirt tubes along the outside of a house or wood that should sound sturdy but sounds hollow when knocked.
Risks
When either of these two pests are sighted, it is important to call a professional exterminator immediately. Since termites can destroy entire home foundations or expensive woodwork in a short amount of time, it is especially important to call when termites are positively identified. Avoid home removal methods for termites. To eradicate them properly and ensure they stay away, professional treatment is necessary. #pestcontrol #pestcontrolnashville #termites #pestseason
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It is time to start getting ready for summer pest infestations before they ruin your spring and summer.
Cracks, Holes & Doorways – pests like centipedes and millipedes use holes and doorways to enter the home just as you do. Excessive moisture in these areas is just like putting a welcome mat out for these multi legged pests. Use a non-porous mat or make sure you dry your mat out after a storm. Fill cracks in exterior walls and put down weather stripping to further prevent these critters from getting into your home.
Garbage Cans & Storage Areas – Keep the trash area away from your home and make sure you rinse your cans after the trash men empty them each week. If there is any residue on the pavement, rinse down the area with detergent and bleach.
Outdoor Furniture – when the weather gets warm, you will notice spiders love to build their webs in these areas. If you are not paying attention, it is quite easy to get a face full of web as you go to sit down and enjoy a beer on the patio after a hard day at work.
Lighting – turn on an outdoor light at night and watch the bugs come calling. To avoid this, purchase bug lights or yellow tinted bulbs that do not attract these flying nuisances.
Grill – food residue will often attract a variety of bugs, but the openings in the grill are infamous for housing wasp nests. This is one problem you definitely do not want to have to deal with during a cookout.
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Termites are insidious creatures that can create their nests both above and underground to gain access to your home and cause costly property damage. They can remain hidden, doing their damage for years. There is a warning sign that you should be a lookout for - flying termites (termite swarmers). Winged termites swarming around your home is a sign of a much bigger problem.

Not all termites fly. They don’t fall into the flying insect's category like wasps and mosquitoes do as only a small set of termites can fly, and only do so for a short period before losing their wings.


Termite swarms
Termite swarms mark the start of termite season. They happen once a year during a select period which differs from each species and each country, with seasonality playing a big factor.


Why do termites swarm?
Termites swarm to breed and start new colonies. A termite swarm marks the beginning of the termite life cycle. This is often referred to as ‘nuptial flight’ and is also common and practiced by other insects such as ants.
After leaving their nest, the winged termites congregate in the air (swarms) and mate with termites of the same species from other colonies. After they have successfully mated the termites land, shed their wings and start the process of creating a new colony.

When do termites swarm?
Termites usually start to swarm in the early days of spring when the weather is warm and after a rain shower. They use environmental cues as a signal to start swarming and also synchronized with other termite colonies of the same species to ensure the possibility of inbreeding is reduced.

The time of day termite swarms occur depends on the species of termites. The majority of subterranean termites swarm during the day while Formosan termites (a breed of subterranean termites) swarm during the night time.

Winged termites are highly attracted to sources of light such as street lamps and can often be found swarming around these sources.

Flying termites vs. flying ants
Ants and termites often get confused with one another to the untrained eye. There have been many instances where termites have been dismissed as white ants. In reality, there is no such thing as white ants, and they are, in fact, termites.
How to get rid of flying termites
As flying termites make up only a small percentage, the best way to get rid of flying termites is to exterminate all of the termites in general.
Eradicating termites from your property will not only deal with flying termites but also reduce and limit the spread, as well as the potential for future termite colonies in your area.

Termite treatment options

There are a handful of termite treatment options available to help eradicate termites from your home; they are: Termite barriers, Termite baiting, Termite spray. TALK TO OUR EXPERTS NOW. (615) 758-6502
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Termites are swarming! Call us for a free inspection and on site quote. 615-902-9440 #termites #pestcontrol #nashville
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Swarming has begun. If you see any termites, we are here for you. If you are not sure, we offer free inspections too.

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