Termites swarming


I think I have termites swarming in my garage. I’m seeing bugs coming up around the door frame and they have wings. After awhile they start walking around the floor and some of them don’t have wings anymore. I read your article about termite identification and I’m sure these are termites. Should I call a service company or do the work myself?

First, it sounds like you do indeed have termites. As our termite control article explains, they will release swarmers which will eventually drop their wings and try to find a mate so they can start a new colony. Based on what you’re describing, it sounds like you’ve got some activity for sure.

Second, it would be wise to either hire a service company to treat the home or do it yourself. Termite treating is about as easy as it can be with products like Termidor but it still must be done right. With the right materials and equipment, I’m sure you’ll be able to solve the problem so the real question is whether you’re prepared to do the work that’s required. Treating slabs and the exterior can take some time and effort but if you’re willing to put out the effort, I’m sure we can guide you through the process. You will be able to save a lot of expense by doing it yourself so I suggest you give us a call on our toll free to discuss this option further.

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