Category: Species

An Overview of the Formosan Termite

Formosan termites are an invasive termite species. They are native to Asia, but were accidentally introduced to the United States sometime around World War II. Many of the most severe termite challenges in the U.S., especially in the southern states, result from these termites. These termites multiply faster, are more destrictive and are more aggressive then the native subterranean termites.

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Subterranean Termites

Subterranean termites are the most common type of termite in North America. By staying underground they usually avoid detection and can go about destroying wood undisturbed. Most of the subterranean termites food is found above ground, so they build tunnels to reach their food source. These tunnels are the most obvious sign of subterranean termites.

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Drywood Termites

Drywood termite colonies do not need contact with soil moisture nor any other water source. As their name suggests, drywood termites prefer to live in dry wood, usually above ground level. Drywood termites build colonies in structural wood such as fence and utility posts, furniture, moldings, door and window frames, and so forth.

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