HERE'S WHAT TO LOOK FOR:
Swarming termites (with wings) in your home or in the soil around your home.
Cracked or bubbling paint may indicate the presence of mud tubes. Since termites are subterranean creatures they do not do well when exposed to light. They build mud tubes as a way to travel from one place to another while remaining shielded from the light.
Mud tubes on outside walls, wooden beams,in basements or in crawl spaces.
Wood that sounds hollow when tapped.
HOW TO TELL A SWARMING TERMITE FROM A FLYING ANT
Here in South Jersey termites may start swarming in Marchand can continue any time up through June. Generally
ants will swarm later than termites beginning in late May
and continuing through out the summer. If you have swarmers
you can tell weather they are ants or termites with a quick and
easy examination. Take note to see if the wings are detached
from the body. A termite will shed his wings where as the ant
will not. Also examine the body parts. An ant will have three
distinct parts, the head, thorax and abdomen, the thorax of
a termite is hard to tell from the abdomen so it appears to
have only two.