Subterranean Termites

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Subterranean Termite Facts

  • Typically 1/8-3/8 of an inch in length and can be a pale peach, light or dark brown color.
  • Live underground, multiplying rapidly and in constant search for wood.
  • If left undetected they will continuously attack the home causing costly structural damage.

Subterranean termites live in underground colonies or in moist secluded areas aboveground. Their colonies can contain more than a million members. They build characteristic "mud tubes" from mud, saliva and fecal matter. These tubes act as entry points for subterranean termites to gain access to above-ground food sources and to protect themselves from open air. Subterranean termites are most commonly located near the foundation of an infested home.

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