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asked in category: General Last Updated: 16th April, 2020

What happens when termites lose their wings?

The life cycle of the termite begins with a mating flight, wherein swarming winged reproductive males and females leave established colonies and procreate. After fertilization, winged termites land and shed their wings, going on to form new colonies.

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Likewise, people ask, do termites leave wings behind?

Drywood termites also cause sagging floors, walls, and ceilings and may leave behind areas which appear to be water damaged. After winged drywood termites swarm, their wings shed and can be found in small piles throughout an infested home. These wings resemble fish scales.

One may also ask, what does it mean if you see termite wings? It might be said that seeing winged termites is the insect equivalent of having a black cat cross your path – in other words, a sign of bad luck. If you see swarms around or inside your home, it should act as a warning sign for 2 potential dangers: You may already have an existing termite problem.

Simply so, do flying termites cause damage?

Seeing these massive flying termite swarms can be quite terrifying to some people, when in reality the swarmers do not cause any structural damage. Swarmer termites are not very good fliers so they leave, flutter around a bit, then land and break off their wings soon afterwards since they don't plan on flying anymore.

Do termites go away on their own?

While many pests need to find a food source inside your home in order to stay, termites do not. Termites consume wood for sustenance. When they find a way into your home, they won't go away on their own. They will feed for years and years if they are allowed to.

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