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Old 09-29-2018, 10:08 PM   #1
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This happens with regularity every year, twice a year. Once in the spring, and once in the fall.

Termites. They are swarming now, coming into my garage and who knows where else. Drop their wings and go looking to start a new colony.

Seems like I can almost set my watch as to their arrival. Working on a piece of furniture and had to swat at least 20 or 30 buggers.

I'm in So Cal---does this happen in other areas of the country?
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Old 09-29-2018, 10:22 PM   #2
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This happens with regularity every year, twice a year. Once in the spring, and once in the fall.

Termites. They are swarming now, coming into my garage and who knows where else. Drop their wings and go looking to start a new colony.

Seems like I can almost set my watch as to their arrival. Working on a piece of furniture and had to swat at least 20 or 30 buggers.

I'm in So Cal---does this happen in other areas of the country?
seeing a few in the evenings....

south west oregon....

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Termites are flying?

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Out in the backcountry of San Diego we had a stack of milled wood on kickers and the gophers pushed up the dirt which helped hold the water and it got termite infested. I saw them come swarming out in waves, the sun glinting off their little wings.

Suddenly a flock of, believe it or not, gnat catchers showed up and they worked it, only 1 out of a hundred of the little buggers managed to escape the birds. We stopped work and watched the show marveling at the amazing acrobatics of these little birds that have sunk many a development (they're on the critically endangered list)
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I love termites.


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Copying it frantically, hitting the sound in the morning, and termites are flying the happ happiest time of year
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They say termites are actually a type of cockroach.

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Been in my house 16 years. Walked out yesterday and saw a pile of termites going after the wifes flower box. Its made out of treated 6x6 but its 14 years old. Never saw a termite here before that.

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They give us a LOT of work.. We have lots of them here.


I remember at my Grandmaís house in Kahuku Village.


The termites would fly around in the porch light.

In the grass, in a semicircle, were the toads. They were as big as a pie tin. A half dozen or more. They would wait for the termites to come within range.

I donít know how long youíve been there, DWB, but the roads used to be littered with those toads that got run over. They would dry out and look like a flat leather skin as big as the lid of a five gallon bucket.

I havenít seen that many for 40 years.


Iíll be back in June.


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Who you telling? Iím formerly Orkins Presidents Club and Rookie Salesman of the year and literally earned enough crawling through pond crawl spaces and attics for these little gems to save up half my 3 kids college. Termites in SC are big business.


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Word of advice for prevention. Caulk silicone and proper sealing of any doors windows mechanicals chimney flashing etc is big help. Also keep any exterior lights off at night when possible. Minute, (MI-NUTE) amt of termites getting into interior of home will live through the night. Piles of shed wings doesnít mean disaster necessarily.


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I remember at my Grandmaís house in Kahuku Village.


The termites would fly around in the porch light.

In the grass, in a semicircle, were the toads. They were as big as a pie tin. A half dozen or more. They would wait for the termites to come within range.

I donít know how long youíve been there, DWB, but the roads used to be littered with those toads that got run over. They would dry out and look like a flat leather skin as big as the lid of a five gallon bucket.

I havenít seen that many for 40 years.


Iíll be back in June.


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Is that Kahuku on the north shore of Oahu? We are in the termite season now,, the little basturds fly around the lights at night lately.The flat toads can really get to stinking on the hot days. We are up into the 90ļs out here now.
The termites like to eat the soft parts of the wood.
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Is that Kahuku on the north shore of Oahu? We are in the termite season now,, the little basturds fly around the lights at night lately.The flat toads can really get to stinking on the hot days. We are up into the 90ļs out here now.

The termites like to eat the soft parts of the wood.


Yes, north shore.

Headed there Monday with the family.

I suspect we will address some termite damage at the house.


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