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Flying Insects
If you see flying insects inside your house during the springtime, they are most likely subterranean termites. Call us for a free inspection to identify them. Termites are often look like flying ants.

THE TERMITE COLONY

The termites most likely to attack your home are subterrenean termites. Eastern, Western, Desert,and Formosan Subterraneans are four species commonly seen in the United States. All are social insects that live in large, underground colonies. Although they could number in the millions, you might never see them or any evidence of them - until you discover that they've done seroius damage to your home.
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At least one King and Queen are at the center of every termite colony. The Queens sole purpose is to reproduce.Some live for as long as 30 years.
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Queens can lay thousands of eggs every year. Eggs hatch into Nymphs.
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While in the nymph state, nymphs diverge into different castes: workers, soldiers, reproductives, and supplementary reproductives.
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Workers are blind, wingless termites that maintain the colony, build and repair the nest and tubes, forage for food, and care for the other termites. They are the most numerous caste and the most likely to be found in infested wood.
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Soldiers are sterile, wingless, and blind. Their sole function is to defend the colony.
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These termites will eventually leave the colony as Adult Swarmers. After swarming, they shed thier wings and pair up. Each male-female pair attempts to start a new colony.
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These termites help increase the population of established colonies and serve as replacments for the King or Queen if they should die.

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