Why should a McDonough homeowner be concerned when they find swarming termites ?
Homeowners should be concerned when they find swarming termites because it usually indicates the presence of a mature termite colony nearby.
Swarming normally takes place in the daytime and only the Reproductives are attracted to light. However the worker caste is negative phototrophic and shys away from light.
Swarming termites are the winged reproductives of the colony, and their primary purpose is to establish new colonies in other locations. When swarming termites are seen indoors, it is a sign that a termite colony has matured to the point where it is producing reproductives and that colony is likely nearby.
Swarming termites typically emerge in large numbers, and their presence can be an indication of a significant termite infestation.
If left untreated, termite infestations can cause serious damage to a home's structure and can be costly to repair.
In addition, swarming termites can be an indication that the termite colony is actively expanding and looking for new places to establish satellite colonies. This can make it difficult to determine the extent of the infestation and locate the primary colony.