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Help!! Dead termites in the pool!!!

Posted by dustypool (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 1, 07 at 21:13

OK, I don't know whether to be grateful or horrified. But there were about 100 dead-with-wings-still-on-them termites floating in my pool today. So were they swarming from somewhere else, trying to get to my house -- and got stymied (and killed) by the presence of our new pool?? That would be good news, I guess - my pool acting as a barrier and protecting my house! Or, do swimming pools attract termites somehow? That, of course, would be bad. I don't think they originated from my house, which was recently inspected and found to be termite-free. But here's the thing: do pools attract termites or do they deter them? Maybe I should just call out the termite people and find out?

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RE: Help!! Dead termites in the pool!!!

Ok, I don't know if termites are like ants, but it could have been mating day. All the little worker ants you always see are always girl ants who have no wings - except the queen. The boy ants are born with wings and stay underground as they grow and only come out once, with the queen, on mating day. They fly around and mate and the queen goes back underground to lay her eggs, and the boy ants with wings die right away. They are no longer of any use. :)

Females rule the world I tell ya :)

Here's the thing though - if that is the case, that means there is a colony with a queen somewhere nearby.

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