The arrival of spring signals the start of termite swarming season — something that every homeowner in New York City and Long Island should be wary of.
Seeing Termite Swarmers in NYC or Long Island?
Termites are wood-destroying pests that invade 600,000 homes in the United States each year, causing $5 billion to be spent on damages and termite control.
That means the average home infested with termites spends upwards of $8000 per year on extermination and repair.
If you’ve started seeing flying termites, commonly known as termite swarmers, around your home or property, we recommend consulting a professional. At MMPC, our termite control experts are available to help you remove termites and swarmers, find the cause, and prevent further damage.
What Are Flying Termites / Termite Swarmers?
Termite swarmers are winged termites that closely resemble flying ants.
In the spring, homeowners in New York City and Long Island will see large numbers of these winged termites flocking around lights, windows, and doorways.
Scientifically, swarmers are called “alates”, which refers to the reproductive members of a termite colony. As spring temperatures begin to warm up, termite swarmers emerge to find mates and establish new colonies.
While they can appear alarming, swarmers themselves are harmless– they do not bite, sting, or eat wood.
However, you need to be wary of the bigger danger that they represent.
Seeing swarmers is a common sign of an existing termite infestation in or around your home, and immediate inspection and/or treatment is recommended.
How To Get Rid of Termite Swarmers
If you see termite swarmers, we do NOT recommend trying to handle them yourself. Instead, seek help from your local termite control professionals. There are 2 main reasons for this.
First, killing the swarmers will not solve your termite problem. Swarmers are just a symptom of a bigger termite infestation that you may or may not even be aware of.
Although spraying them with over-the-counter aerosols may kill the swarmers, it will also leave you with a difficult-to-clean mess.
Secondly, trying to do it yourself will use up valuable time that allows termites to cause further damage to your home. There are many types of termite control methods available, but they’re only effective if applied properly in the appropriate situations.
Having a professional termite inspection to determine the size and severity of your termite problem will save you a lot of time and money in the long run.
MMPC Termite Control Services
At MMPC, we have more than 25 years of experience providing high-quality, eco-friendly termite control services in New York and the Tri-State Area.
- Termite swarmer removal
- Certified termite inspections
- Customized termite solutions
- Preventative termite treatments
- Same-day appointments available
- Guaranteed results
Contact MMPC today if you need help with termite inspection or removal!
Or Call (212) 219-8218
Why You Should Choose MMPC for Termite Services
- MMPC is the #1 highest-rated pest management company in New York.
- We specialize in the latest, most eco-friendly termite control technologies.
- We are one of the first pest control companies in New York to adopt Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices into our termite control services.
- We are trained in and certified by the industry’s leading codes and practices, including The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), QualityPro, GreenPro, The New York Pest Management Association (NYPMA), and The Better Business Bureau (BBB).
Service Areas and Hours
Our certified termite experts are available for immediate termite inspection and treatment services. You can call us anytime between 7:00am to 12:00am on weekdays, and between 9:00am to 7:00pm on weekends.
- Staten Island
- Long Island
- Westchester County
- Rockland County
- Hudson County
- Bergen County
- Essex County
- Union County