Termite swarming season is in full force in May and June. At Advanced Termite and Pest Control, we get calls all Spring and Summer long about the termite swarmers in Charleston. Many call them “flying ants” or “flying termites” based on their appearance. As you can see by the photo below, swarming termites are relentless during termite swarming season. The reason these swarming termites come out all at once is because they must leave their current colony to form new colonies elsewhere. The swarming termites are looking for conducive termite conditions. Once they find them, they start the production of a new colony.
Conducive Termite Conditions
Moisture especially attracts termite swarmers. This is why termites are so common in Charleston. They love our moist, humid climate. Charleston also has a flooding issue that many homeowners have to deal with when it rains. Wood destroying organisms (like termites) are especially prone to invade the crawlspace. The crawlspace of a home is where conducive termite conditions are often found. Without proper crawlspace ventilation and protection, it is likely this is where termites will swarm to form new colonies.
At Advanced Termite and Pest Control, we only use the best products for quality service. We prefer termite baiting stations over liquid treatment to achieve on-going protection through colony elimination. Termites prefer the bait to the wood in your home.