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Termite Swarming Season Is Here and Love is in the Air.

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Each summer homeowner’s frantically call Manatee Termite & Pest Control because termites start flying out of the walls, floors and even from the ceilings of their homes. Currently the drywood termite swarming season is in full effect in Bradenton and Sarasota. The season typically begins in May and runs through August. The question we get from our customers is, “Why are there termites all of a sudden flying in my house?” We thought it would be helpful to share with you what we have learned through our 80 years of termite control.

Termites are social insects that create colonies. As with most creatures, it all begins with a pair, and in this case they are known as the reproductive termites. The reproductive termites meet in a suitable piece of wood and begin to nest, which may happen to be your lovely home. They can access your home through the roof, subfloor and even by crawling into the slightest openings around the home. Once the two meet, nature takes it’s course and the female begins to lay eggs. Your home turns into a little termite love shack, Lucky you ?

The eggs will hatch into workers and they will focus on nesting, foraging and feeding the other termites. Once the workers mature some will develop into a soldier termite or a reproductive termite. The soldier termites will protect the colony from ants and other insects. The reproductive termites will grow wings in May and swarm from the nest to meet their soul mate. It only takes a few minutes from first flight for the male and female to meet their soul mate (if only relationships were that easy for us humans). For termite’s finding a mate is effortless, they don’t even need Facebook or Match.com to find each other. Once they find a mate, they will quickly shed their wings, search for a nesting area and start the cycle all over again.

There you have it, termite swarming actually translates into soul mate searching. Who would of thought termites knew the secret to finding love? Call us today if you see any termites searching for love in your home. We will be happy to give you a free inspection of your home, but as for finding a soul mate… we might not be the right people to call.  941-746-1147


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Cloud Termite and Pest Control
4700 Manatee Ave West
Bradenton, FL 34209
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