When Do Termites Swarm?

Termite swarms occur when winged adults look for new colonies. Subterranean termites swarm when it is warm and during the mornings. Drywood termites swarm at night or after dusk. After swarming, termites will loose their wings and mate. Once mating has taken place, they seek out sites to build colonies.

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  • If you see large swarms of termites in or around your home, this is the most visible sign of termite swarming.


  • Termites will swarm when reproductive males and females are in search of new colonies.

When Termites Swarm

  • The time when termites swarm varies depending on species, but it usually begins from January to February. It can last until June.

Time Frame

  • Subterranean termites will swarm in the mornings to mid-day, usually following a good rain.

Other Times

  • Drywood termites usually swarm in the early evening.

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