It is panic season again for home owners finding termites with wings inside and around their homes. Please don’t be alarmed!!! Usually during the months from November to February each year when the humidity is at it’s highest, termites release thousands and thousands of winged termites from their nests. These are called “Alates”, all potential Kings and Queens looking to mate up and create a new nesting site. They just fall out of the sky everywhere, landing in and on people’s homes and their wings usually fall off. People see them and panic thinking “They are being attacked by Termites”. In fact in most cases the termites are not a danger at this stage. Out of the thousands of “Alates” that are released from their nests, only few survive after finding a suitable nesting site, and it can then take several years for mating a King and Queen to create enough worker termites for the new nest to be a danger to someones home. However it is always essential to get a Professional Termite Inspection from a qualified Timber Pest Inspector for peace of mind in case they are not exiting from a nest within your property, which can occasionally happen. So please do not hesitate to call our office on 07 55986 681 if you are concerned.