Mobile, Ala. reports huge increase in termites

By: AP
By: AP

MOBILE, Ala. -- Swarms of termites are being reported in Mobile, where the bugs are gathering to mate.

Although most common during the spring, termite swarming can happen anytime the region experiences warm days, cool nights and rainfall.

Agents with the Mobile County Extension Service say the swarms typically occur when a colony's population gets too big, causing male and female termites to swarm and mate, forming new colonies.

Native termites tend to swarm during the day, while the highly destructive Formosan termites are most likely to swarm at night.

Pest control experts say that swarm season is the best time for homeowners to have termite inspections, so the exterminators can locate the source.

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  • by Ralph Location: Florida on May 15, 2011 at 07:04 PM
    Us people down here in Florida don't want any of your termites, in fact you can have some of ours.If you can see them, why aren't you out there spraying them ? They need some insecticide on them real bad. They are daring you to spray them. GO SPRAY THEM !!!
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