Formosan Termite Swarms in Southwest Louisiana and How to Get Rid of Them

By Calcasieu Staff
Published May 05, 2022

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Formosan Termite Swarms in Southwest Louisiana and How to Get Rid of Them

Formosan Termite Swarms in Southwest Louisiana and How to Get Rid of Them

Formosan termites are typically seen flying in Southwest Louisiana during the Spring and Summer months. Their swarms are usually the largest during the beginning of May. Formosan termites usually swarm following a warm and rainy day. The termites also mostly swarm in times of high humidity in the evening hours from dusk until midnight.

Formosan termites live underground in large colonies most of the year, but swarm to mate and form new colonies. The pests are the most destructive termites in the U.S., and in addition to damaging homes and timber, they also are known to cause power outages by chewing through power lines and weakening electrical poles. Beware that the damage caused by termites can take a few months to become noticeable.

How to Identify Termites

Some people confuse the termites for other types of bugs common in the Southern U.S. Here is an image that compares termites with and without wings, to two other bugs, and their common names. There is also a video of swarming Formosan termites at the end of this article.

Termites Love Bugs Mayflies

How to Get Rid of Them

Since they are attracted to light, you might be able to deter them from swarming near you by turning out outdoor lights. You can also keep them out by sealing up any open cracks, window seals, and doorjambs. This will not stop them from creating a nest near your home though.

Exterminators typically charge between $500 and $1,500 to get rid of termites. You can find a list of some exterminators in Southwest Louisiana below the video on this page. If you want to get rid of them yourself or try to catch them before they form a new nest near your home though, you can also try some of the termite control products from Amazon below.

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Exterminators in Southwest Louisiana

Pest control and exterminator services in Southwest Louisiana

Businesses are listed in alphabetical order.
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Abatol-Al’s Pest Control Services
(337) 439-9758

Accu-Pest Exterminating
(337) 247-1292

Cal-Cam Termite & Pest Control
(337) 855-4100

Hixon‘s Pest Control
(337) 478-4366

Hubbard’s Pest Control
(337) 457-0773

J&J Exterminating Lake Charles
(337) 474-7377

LaCour’s Pest Control
(337) 884-7435

Lake City Pest Control
(337) 436-1647

McGinnis Termite & Pest Control
(337) 433-8433

McKenzie Pest Control
(337) 478-7826

Nikron Pest & Termite Control
(337) 962-7378

Orkin Pest & Termite Control
(877) 688-7831

(337) 527-0067

(337) 262-9846

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