Location: Laguna Beach, ca
October 27, 2010 6:58 pm
I live in Laguna Beach, Ca. There are a lot of these bugs in my house. They have a red head, black body, and clear wings. The wings are shedding all over the place. I am attaching a picture of what they look like. Let me know what you think they are…. Thank you so much! 🙂
Though your photo is quite blurry, we can determine that it is a Termite Alate. Alates are the reproductive virgin kings and queens that swarm after a rain. They then shed their wings and mate and begin a new colony. If they are inside your house in large numbers, we can assume that their is a colony already established in your home. We have gotten many identification requests from Southern California in the past week because of the unseasonal rains. We do not give extermination advice.