What are these black, winged insects flying around my home?

by Glen Miller
April 17, 2019


It’s spring and the termite “swarmers” are coming out! Adult reproductive termites are dark-brown to blackish insects, about 3/8 inch-long. They are called “swarmers”, their job is to mate and start new colonies.

Termite swarmers may or may not have wings, as their wings often are shed shortly after flight. Swarming termites are often confused with ants but can be distinguished by two simple characteristics:

Although termite swarmers can occasionally enter homes through open doors or windows, finding termite swarmers indoors is a reliable signal of infestation. Termite swarms can occur throughout the year, but are most commonly seen in the spring. If you see what you believe to be termites call TRS Extermination at 513-604-6332 to schedule a free termite inspection.

Ryan and Glen are great! Very very nice guys, did a great job and left the house in order. They were in and out faster thn I thought. Yes, the house was HOT for awhile but I expected that. So far, so good!! Thanks again!

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