Subterranean Termite

Subterranean Termite

  • Tunnel through wood and ingest the wood, no frass or sawdust is left behind
  • They can build mud tubes between the soil and any wooden part of your building

Termite Winged Adult

Termite Winged Adult

  • A swarm is triggered by rain or warming temperatures, usually in the spring
  • Attracted to light and fly upward at first
  • Number of termites in a swarm is usually in the hundreds
  • Swarm dies off within 24 hours of emerging but termite colony still remains active
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Images are used for educational purposes designed only to help consumers identify pests. Some images appear courtesy of the University of Georgia.