Attack of the flying termites

@prinzcy (23393)
Malaysia
May 4, 2021 8:12am CST
I don't know whether this bug(?) exist in most part of the world, or just Asia. Maybe only South East Asia. Their name suggested that they're part of the termite family, which might be true. They would appear the air becomes colder or after the rain. The flying termites decided to pay me a visit today. They were here days ago as well. I think their colony is around here somewhere. They would come, discard their wings and go somewhere. Don't know where to be honest. Maybe to make a new colony. It's a pain to sweep their wings afterwards. Most of the time, they would be attracted to the light. So it's best to switch off all light, living you in darkness. Let them go to my neighbour's house instead Luckily I have my fairy lights. They would go away if there's not enough light around. https://www.rentokil.com.my/blog/what-do-you-need-to-know-about-flying-termites/
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@myklj999 (56845)
• Olney, Illinois
4 May
Termites are found everywhere. The colony 'swarms' when it gets too big and members fly off to start new colonies. If you saw a bunch of termites, you should really have the building inspected.
https://www.orkin.com/termites/life-cycle/swarm
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@prinzcy (23393)
• Malaysia
4 May
They would also build their colony on the ground somewhere. Well, I won't overruled the fact that they might've infested the house too. This house is pretty old.
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@myklj999 (56845)
• Olney, Illinois
4 May
@prinzcy I had subterranean termites swarm here a few years ago, in the blink of an eye I suddenly had winged termites covering my front porch. The problem there is that while the colony is underground, they still come out to feed on wood. Luckily they hadn't done any visible damage but I had Orkin come over and treat my house with a 5 year guarantee against termite damage. And don't forget...if you are sweeping up wings, that means the colony they are preparing is within their walking distance...
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@DaddyEvil (39065)
• United States
4 May
I don't know anything about termites, but JJ's answer is probably your best bet in this case.
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@prinzcy (23393)
• Malaysia
4 May
Then you're really lucky.
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@DaddyEvil (39065)
• United States
4 May
@prinzcy I don't own my home anymore so don't need to worry.
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@prinzcy (23393)
• Malaysia
4 May
@DaddyEvil you don't live in a home?
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@ZedSmart (17842)
• Philippines
4 May
At least this one don't bite unlike what we have here lately which is the winged ants.
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@prinzcy (23393)
• Malaysia
4 May
Oh no, please don't bite. Too many of them and I don't want them to bite anything.
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@thelme55 (68044)
• Germany
4 May
That looks awful. I have not seen that kind of insects.
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@prinzcy (23393)
• Malaysia
5 May
Really? I've been told they exist everywhere.
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@thelme55 (68044)
• Germany
6 May
@prinzcy Really. I have not seen it here in Germany.
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@prinzcy (23393)
• Malaysia
7 May
@thelme55 Germany's house must not have termites' issue then.
@DianneN (225672)
• United States
4 May
I’m sure they are all over the world. I hope they aren’t eating your house. They do cause a lot of damage to wood.
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@prinzcy (23393)
• Malaysia
5 May
Perhaps not. But I can't be so sure. They might've build the colony somewhere around here. I do live near the woods.
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
10h
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@RebeccasFarm (29062)
• United States
4 May
Oh no this is a plague
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@prinzcy (23393)
• Malaysia
5 May
It's pretty common
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@Janet357 (71951)
4 May
I know them. They usually appear on hot days.
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@prinzcy (23393)
• Malaysia
4 May
Not after rain?
4 May
I know about these termites if you want to get rid of them just light a candle and switch off all the lights
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@prinzcy (23393)
• Malaysia
4 May
What happened afterwards? They go to the candle? I heard somewhere about placing a basin full of water beneath the candle. Never try any of tricks. I just switch off the light.
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