Pest Control

The Phenomenon Of Nuptial Flight

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No one in his right mind would want pests to invade the home. Aside from being unhealthy, there are pests like termites that can damage the home’s structure. Bedbugs could disturb a good night’s sleep because it is the perfect opportunity to suck your blood. Pest control and maintenance is the reason why home exterminator services are very popular right now.

On the first sunny day after the first weekend with rain, thousands of winged insects can be observed all over Israel. The winged insects are ants and termites that have grown wings within their colony. They swarm the streets in broad daylight looking for mates and establish new colonies.

Davidson Institute of Science Education calls the phenomenon as the “nuptial flight” or the mating flight of insects like social bees and ants. These creatures that are more popularly known as “winged sexuals” emerge from their hiding places when the temperature and humidity is acceptable to them. It usually correlates with the first rain of the season. The insects gather at a certain area and start their nuptial flight.

Igor Armiach Steinpress of the Davidson Institute said that a few hours after the first rain, royal ants that are direct offspring’s of the queen ant and termites that have sprouted wings will congregate by their nests before they fly. The area surrounding the nests will have a silver-like hue to effectively turn the surface into an airstrip for thousands of breeding insects.

According to Steinpress, ants are not competent fliers so that they could only fly for a few times if not once throughout their lifespan. Humans will often experience ants landing on them because they are searching for potential mates. After mating, the queen flies away to build another new colony where she can reign as queen. Meanwhile, the male will be left to die because he has accomplished his mission.

The phenomenon is not dangerous to humans but when the winged termites establish colonies in your property, you need to call home exterminator services to prevent serious structural damages. Termites are attracted to wood because it is the source of their meals. Protect your property at all costs through appropriate pest control.

 

Four Signs That Signal Termite Infestation

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Termites are most dreaded pests for homeowners. They damage the furniture and foundation of the homes and buildings. It is difficult to identify termites as they are visible only after the infestation becomes serious.

Here are some tips to identify the first signs of termite infestation and protect the property from major damage. It is always advisable to consult professional companies that provide pest control in Sydney, for proper identification and treatment of termites and other pests.

  1. Examine the furniture and other areas of the home occasionally. Hollow wooden furniture and sagging floors and ceilings are the first signs of termite infestation. Contact an authorized pest control in Sydney Company, if there is any crumbling of wood from the ceilings and doors.
  2. Listen closely to the tapping sounds inside the walls. Termites live in colonies and the termite soldiers make tapping noises inside the walls. Call pest control providers immediately, if you can listen to any tapping noises from the walls and notice damaged wooden furniture.
  3. Termite droppings are another important sign that can alert homeowners about termite infestation. Termite droppings look like pellets, and can be seen near the walls and furniture. Some of the termites like subterranean termites construct tunnels from their droppings. Consult a registered pest control in Sydney Company to conduct a thorough site examination and pest control treatment, in case there are any pellet shaped droppings near the walls, doors and wooden furniture of the home.
  4. Termites construct mud tubes on the walls to protect themselves from the sunlight and predators. These tubes are made out of mud and dirt. The mud tubes are usually found in the outdoor areas of the home. Termites generally construct these tubes during the night. Call an expert pest control company to examine the surroundings of the home and the mud tubes, in case there are any sudden mud tubes on the outdoors or indoors of a home. The professional pest control companies have all the necessary equipment to inspect the home and find the source of termite infestation. They can also treat the infestation thoroughly using modern equipment and high quality products.

Termite infestation can be very dangerous. These tiny pests pose a threat to the property and also to the health of the residents. It is recommended to consult professional pest control in Sydney services to get the property inspected and cleaned properly.