Happy Termite Awareness Week! This is the time of year when subterranean termites “swarm” in the Springfield and Cape Girardeau, MO areas. Even though nobody wants to find swarmers in their home, it is better than having termites and not knowing about it. The swarmers indicate the presence of a well-established termite colony.

What to look for: Termite swarmers generally emerge by the hundreds on warm days during a rainy period. They are black, about the size of an ant, and have wings that easily break off. If you find something like this, save a few specimen and call Bug Zero for help with a positive identification.  Our service area covers a 75 plus mile radius around Springfield, MO which includes Branson and Ozark.  In our Southeast Missouri area it includes Perryville, Sikeston and the great part of the Cape Girardeau area.