Termite Swarms After Saturday Night Storm
We got home Saturday night just as the monsoon was letting up. Shortly after our rear gallery became covered with swarming termites. It took a few minute to realize what was going on - that there was a swarm attracted by the lights from the house - so we closed all the windows and curtains, turned off all the lights, and watched TV in the dark. Within minutes the swarm dispersed. But not before leaving hundreds if not thousands if bodies behind.
I mentioned it to a couple I met at a bar yesterday who said they, too, had a swarm after Saturday night's storm. Yesterday my wife spoke with a friend who also had a swarm Saturday night. So I'm wondering...was anyone else "swarmed"?
Yes, we were "swarmed"! There were hundreds of them at every window that had light peering out. I tried spraying the ugly things to make them die. The following morning, there were dead piles of them everywhere.
I was out during Saturday night's storms, so fortunately no lights were on -- still got a few of them, though. My friends in Coral Bay got a bad one.
We had the same thing on Emerald Hill (above Smith Bay). It was freaky but ended soon. I guess they were trying not to drown in the rain?
got back from vacation sunday and the house was covered with bugs. what a thing to come back for. ( why did i come back)???
but looks like everything greened up nicely.
Next will be the mosquitoes.(sp)
We spray ourselves for Termites and use Timbor. Works great!
Use Timbor and you won't see swarms again.
We laughed our behinds off as our four little chi-warriors (total less than 50 pounds) got in a frenzy jumping up and trying to catch them as the termites flew by. My little fella Jack is quite adept at catching them before they could land. Northeast STT.
We were in Coral BAy hiding out the storm and tried to watch a video on the back of the boat. We stopped watching it cuz they kept going into my hair. Got up the next morning and those dead bodies were everywhere.
Tippi - what is Timbor and where do you get it?
In rainforest had a swarm just at one door which I thought strange . . . but now I bet that the motion detector light at that door came one and attracted them. I want to know what Timbor is too.
Yep we had them :X inCoral Bay (STJ) - lights off, windows and doors closed 🙂
at least they dont bite....or do they?
They irritate ... I have little red spots where they land on me.
Timbor is a wood preservative and pest control product, used to combat termites and a few others. I googled it and found lots of sites selling it, including Ace Hardward, so maybe you could find it at Gallows Bay on STX and Red Hook Ace or (?) on STT.
We go to a self service pest control in the states to get it. We ship it in. It comes in plastic bags and can easily be mixed with water in a canister then sprayed on the surface.
It's easy to apply and it works!
If you have carpenter ants it works fantastic on those too.
We have used it for over 10 years and recommend it.
Tippi - do you have a wood house or are you using it on concrete (and does it work on concrete)?
We have some wood (as in the decks, railings, interior studs, attic), mostly concrete structure. We spray it directly in the cracks on the surface, the ground around the base of the structure, exterior walls. Everywhere you can imagine those nasty pests attempting to make a trail.
Have not seen a trail or swarm since we started using the product. We spray in the early spring. Not to say you couldn't spray now, that's when we started spraying and just do the yearly maintenance.
Have even done the termite spikes along the house. I personally do not think those spikes are as effective as Timbor.
We have used Timbor for the last two years and it works great.
i still have those flying bugs and little nats at night. i am sure i have had a few in my coffee...very tasty...wish they would fly somewhere else...besides into my clothes.....those sneaky little..........bugs
Well, my nasty flying ants, gnats or whatever are gone.
Extra protein in your coffee, hun?
Hope they all go away soon - but please don't send it my way...........
guess for some reason my area has a few more of those flying bugs. (east end St. X)
Guess since i am a vegetarian i need protein somehow but bugsssssssss??? yuckkkkkkkk!!!
Yup, lots of termites after the rains. Plus mahogany birds which are getting to be a real problem outside my house. And you know what eats them right??....AAAAHHHH!!! Had way too many of them lately!
Termites make Ozone, while I`m not at all crazy about them, welfare recipients make, welfare recipients!
And, yes, I had plenty here in Frenchman's.
And yes, the mosquito's are here!
I have a neighbor, who`s 2nd floor was never built.
The rain water pools on her roof as it is flat & not intended to drain.
This roof(floor) provides our neighborhood with plenty of mosquito's!
When I asked the owner to mop the water after a heavy rain, I got "you white mudda scunt bla bla bla"
I wish her & her baby well with dengue.
Please check your property for standing water!