subterranean termites Active Seasons:
Appearance and Size Facts
- Workers are cream colored and wingless
- Soldiers have elongated brown heads with mandibles
- Supplementary reproductives are light-colored
- Primary reproductives range from brown or black with wings
- Size: Range from 1/8 to 1 inch in length
- Usually swarm in spring, but swarms can occur at any time of the year
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The two most common types of termites are drywood termites and subterranean termites. Both types feed on cellulose found in wood and wood products, but there are differences between the two species.
Subterranean termites must have ground contact or a secondary moisture source in order to live above ground. Most are small and black in the swarmer phase. Subterranean termites generally swarm during the spring and summer months in the daytime (especially after a heavy rain). However, they can swarm at other times. Termite swarms occur when a termite colony has grown so large that they send out new reproductive termites to start new colonies. Subterranean termites generally swarm during the day and have more individuals than drywood termites.
Termites cause over a billion dollars in damage to homes each year, and subterranean termites are responsible for the majority of that damage. Their colonies can contain up to a million termites and are much larger than drywood termite colonies.
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Types of subterranean termites
Asian Subterranean Termite