Termites play a vital role in our ecosystem. They maintain nature's balance by breaking down dead wood and other plant material. There are nearly 50 known termite species in North America and more than 2,600 worldwide.
As we move further into spring and eventually transition into the summer months, termite activity will increase in the form of termite swarms. Unfortunately, the presence of swarms does not mean that termites are just now showing up in your immediate environment.
With Halloween just around the corner, its time for larger-than-life creepy, crawly creatures skittering across lawns, lurking in dark alleyways and dropping out of nowhere to frighten their hapless victims.