Asked by: Francine Ruehmekorf
asked in category: technology and computing Last Updated: 4th September, 2020

Why do I have flying termites in my house?

Swarming is the means by which sexually mature termites with wings leave their nest due to overcrowding or lack of sufficient food. Both male and female winged termites (or alates, to give them their technical name) will take flight and essentially procreate mid-air, before then falling back down to the ground.

Complete answer to this is here. Keeping this in view, how do you get rid of flying termites in your house?

How to Get Rid of Flying Termites

  1. Scrape away any termite nests with a glass scraper as soon as you see them.
  2. Pour orange oil in a spray bottle and spray the areas of your house where you have seen the termites.
  3. Purchase Termidor SC for $63.95.
  4. Head to Home Depot or Lowe's and buy some termite baits.

Additionally, what attracts termites to a house? Warm weather and consistent humidity make southern residents most likely to experience termite activity. Leaky pipes, improper drainage, and poor airflow all create moisture issues that attract termites. Dampwood and subterranean termites in particular thrive in humid environments.

Besides, do flying termites cause damage?

Seeing these massive flying termite swarms can be quite terrifying to some people, when in reality the swarmers do not cause any structural damage. Swarmer termites are not very good fliers so they leave, flutter around a bit, then land and break off their wings soon afterwards since they don't plan on flying anymore.

Do termites go away on their own?

While many pests need to find a food source inside your home in order to stay, termites do not. Termites consume wood for sustenance. When they find a way into your home, they won't go away on their own. They will feed for years and years if they are allowed to.