The term Flying termites, which are also known as Alates, are adult reproductive termites. Flying termites swarm in Australia, and they’re often found in huge numbers, since they’re most prolific when there is good weather and a good food source. They are particularly active during spring time.
When it’s time to swarm or fly away from their homes, Alates head towards colonies established in cool, dark places. They will then develop wings and fly into your living area. After mating, they’ll try to start a new colony in another place all together.
The Flying termites that successfully set up a new colony will not need to reproduce since they’re already grown and are now kings or queens. They a warning sign of potential damage to property. Flying termites are usually harmless to humans, but may indicate that a termite colony is nearby.
How do Flying Termites get into my house?
Flying termites get into your home through small gaps or cracks in walls, doors and windows. Alates look for dark places to set up their homes, like warm areas with lots of wood. Their nests can accumulate a lot of debris, so it’s important to call in a pest control expert to inspect and protect your home before they get into your walls or furniture.
That’s where we come in! We are experts at the inspection, detection and eradication of Alates in homes across Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.