WHEN DO TERMITES SWARM IN ALABAMA?
Generally, termites swarm on a warm day after a rainfall. Swarms also may occur during the winter in heated buildings. The eastern subterranean termite swarms in daylight from February to May. Swarms often take place earlier in the year in Alabama and other warm southern states.
These termites always have their nest in the ground. To reach their food, which is your house, they must find a way to travel back and forth. This they do through tubes, which they construct. The tubes serve to protect them from their enemies when they leave the ground in search of food. The presence of subterranean termites in your house is usually detected by the appearance of these tubes. Your termite inspector knows where and how to look for them.
HOW TO GET RID OF SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES?
TERMITICIDE APPLICATION – Pest control specialists often treat subterranean termite infestations by applying termicidies to the soil around and under a house. This treatment provides protection around the home.
A NON-REPELLENT LIQUID TERMITE APPLICATION KILLS TERMITES – When termites eat or ingest treated material by contact, also by a unique “Transfer Effect” which means that termites that first come in contact with the liquid termiticide become carriers of the active material and are now agents of death to other termites in the colony they come in contact with while going through their normal routine. Making the NON-REPELLENT TERMITICIDE the best treatment for your home.
MONITORING AND BAIT STATIONS – Monitoring and bait devices are another method for identifying and controlling subterranean termite infestations. First, monitoring stations are set up near areas with confirmed or potential activity. If activity is confirmed, your pest control expert will replace the monitoring stations with bait devices that will attract termites seeking new food sources. These forager termites will ingest toxins within the devices and then carry these toxins back with them to the colony, where they will share the lethal bait with their nestmates. The effectiveness depends on the proper placement of the bait devices, they may not come in contact with the bait. Also, if the bait stations are contaminated while the pest control expert is replacing the bait, if they have not taken measures to wear gloves or wash hands properly, the termites will not come in contact with the bait. Once removed, these bait devices do not provide protection against future infestations.