Flying termites and flying ants are very common in the Rio Grande Valley because of the humid weather. Swarming termites are in McAllen all year round but increase in numbers around summertime because of the heat in South Texas. Here in The Rio Grande Valley, termites are very common and you could see them while they are swarming. If you see termites swarming around your home or you don’t know if they are ants or termites, contact the McAllen pest control experts from Del Valle Pest Control at 956-433-3348
You might ask yourself why there are flying ants in your house and if they are common. However, there is a perfect explanation as to why they exist. Flying ants are simply ants that are the main ant makers. This means they are the ‟reproductives” of the colony, created by the ‟queen” and fed by the ‟workers.” When the colony is ready to higher its numbers, the flying ants get ready to fly out of the colony.
When flying ants leave the colony is because they are ready to mate. Whenever this happens it is common to see a swarm of ants. Swarming helps keep predators away, such as people or bigger insects.
Ants are very common across humid climates specifically in South Texas. This is why they are often confused with termites. Some ants are much larger than termites and have darker bodies. Other differences include antennae sizes, the food they consume, and the places they hide. The main differences amongst both pests include: