Flying Termites

Ever see a cloud of little flying bugs that look like small moths or flying ants? In spring and summer in Austin you may notice these after a rain. These are flying termites, or more accurately known as swarming subterranean termites. If you see them flying around the outside of your house don't freak out. Your house isn't going to necessairly end up a pile of sawdust. These flying termites are the ones that reproduce, not the ones that eat wood. They flutter around, land on the ground and begin new termite colonies. Here's a large swarm on a warm day in Austin, Texas after a rain. Perfect conditions for swarming subterranean termites.