What Are These Flying Insects Around My Baldwyn Home?

termite crawling on chewed wood

In Baldwyn, there are different types of flying insects you’ll see around your home. But at certain times of the year, usually, after a rainstorm, you’ll see these unique small insects with rather large wings. They’re not flies, wasps, or mosquitoes. So what are these flying insects? They’re termite swarmers.

The good news about termite swarmers is that they don’t sting or bite. Still, they are a significant indicator that you currently have termites or termite activity is nearby. Regardless of which is occurring near your home, it’s all the more reason to contact your local Baldwyn pest control.

Seeing Discarded Wings Around Your Home? What It Could Mean

You can usually tell when it’s swarming season just by the warm moist weather and signs of abandoned wings. When you see abandoned pale, tan wings by your window or other wooded areas, that means termite swarmers have found their mates and are starting new termite colonies somewhere in or near your home.

However, this isn’t cause for you to panic. Stay calm. Your first means of action should be to contact a professional termite control company, the key to avoiding termite damage.

What Are Termite Swarmers?

Termite swarmers are the reproductive members of termite colonies. Swarmers consist of males and females, and their sole purpose is to reproduce to start new colonies.

Termite swarm season is typically February through May, so you’ll likely see swarmers out, often mistaken as flying ants or even gnats. Still, these tiny insects are signs of a potentially more significant problem on your hands.

What To Do If You See Termite Swarmers Around Your Baldwyn Home

If you see termite swarmers around your home, you would want to call your local termite control. But your next course of action should be to take a look around your home for signs of termite damage. Things like mud tubes, any damaged wood near your home, or bubbling paint will let you know some of the damage your home has incurred (and the possibility of your home suffering much worse than what you’re currently seeing as well). 

Check your gutters and drains to ensure rainwater is flowing away from your home, and seal any cracks, holes, or crevices in your home to prevent termites from getting inside your home.

Just remember not to attempt to get rid of termites on your own. There are well over 2,000 species of termites that require different types of treatment. Don’t waste your time, money, or effort treating a termite infestation with the wrong methods. Only trained professionals can properly inspect and treat a termite infestation of any size. Call the pest control professionals first.

Protect Your Baldwyn Home From Termites With Help From McCary Pest Control

Termites are known as ‘silent destroyers’ because wood is their primary source of food, and they are notorious for destroying and damaging millions of homes all over the world. Termites eat wood 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We won’t do the math on that, but if your home goes over a year without termite treatment, let’s say that the structural integrity of your home is at a serious disadvantage. The moment you see signs of these wood-destroying pests, call McCary Pest Control to remove them and effectively protect your home from further destruction.