Termites on your Horse Farm
Most of the time I think of termites as little white crawling things. However when the air is moist, as in the spingtime, they swarm and look like elongated ants with extra-long wings.
The first time I saw a swarm was inside an office condo made of brick and steel. On your farm you could find them anywhere. (They need moist air to keep from dehydrating, so I don’t know why they were in the air-conditioned condo.)
I have seen articles that say you can kill them with a bug zapper or vacuum them up and spray them with a pesticide. If they were swarming on my farm I would get a pest control firm out promptly, because by the time a colony swarms, it is two to three years old! That means they are chewing on something on your horse farm. (It could be your barn, your house, your fences, or they could have come out of the woods.)
North Carolina is one of the top ten state for termites to live in. That’s a dubious distinction that makes termites a threat to our structures and fences. Keep an eye out!
Here is a link to another article on termites from Cleggs Exterminating Company: http://cleggs.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-termites/?utm_source=July+2013&utm_campaign=July+2013+Enews&utm_medium=email