Kansas State University


Extension Entomology


–by Dr. Jeff Whitworth

It seems termite swarming “season” is a little later than usual. However, they are now swarming in different parts of the state (fig. 4) (see picture from Sedgwick Co. on 20 May). Please remember to properly distinguish between ant swarmer’s vs. termite swarmer’s (fig. 5) (see diagram) as termite colonies are much more difficult (and expensive) to control then are ant colonies.

Figure 4 Termites swarming from a local business (20 May 2020)

Figure 5 Diagram comparing termites and ants


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