Formosan Termites

April 5, 2013By

Formosan Termites

C. formosanus

Pest Stats
Color:Yellowish brown
Legs:6
Shape:Long, narrow, oval
Size:1/2 inch in length
Antennae:Yes
Region:Hawaii, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, California,

Originally from China, Formosan termites are the most voracious, aggressive and devious of over 2,000 termite species known to science. Formosan termites are a subterranean species of termite. Swarmer formosan termite are about 1/2 inch in overall length, including their wings.

Habits

Formosans are organized into huge underground colonies, and build intricate mud nests inside the walls of a structure.

Habitat

Formosan termites are the most aggressive subterranean termite species. Formosans are organized into huge underground colonies, and build intricate mud nests inside the walls of a structure.

Threats

Because of their aggressive nature, formosan termites are difficult to control once they infest a structure. Prevention is key. If dealing with an existing infestation, talk to a pest professional about formosan termite treatment.

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