Reader Poll Results: Termite Swarms Down

PCOs responded to PCT's latest poll question that termite swarms were significantly (80%) or somewhat (20%) less active in 2022 compared to 2021. Our newest question asks: How significantly is the labor shortage impacting your business?


Last week's poll question asked: How active were termite swarms in your area in 2022 compared to 2021? PCOs answered termite swarms were significantly (80%) or somewhat (20%) less active in 2022 compared to 2021.

Derek George, termite supervisor for DA Exterminating, Metairie, La., said 2021 and 2022 Formosan swarm seasons were essentially the same; neither were “heavy” swarm years. The last year DA's service area had an atypically heavy swarm season was 2017, he said. New Orleans is often referred to as the buckle in the termite belt.

On PCT's Facebook page, Keith Ruegsegger, Patriot Pest, Taylors, S.C., wrote "Termite swarms have been decreasing for years….I believe because we are killing the entire colonies with Bait Systems and Termidor."

Our newest poll question asks: How significantly is the labor shortage impacting your business?

 

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