Subterranean Termites are the most economically important wood destroying insects in the United States and are classified as pests. They feed on cellulose material such as the structural wood in buildings, wood fixtures, paper, books, and cotton. A mature colony can range from 20,000 – 5 million and the primary queen of the colony lays 5,000 – 10,000 eggs per year. A termite infestation may go unnoticed for lengthy periods of time. Termite infested timber will appear structurally sound from the outside while inside, it will have a honey combed appearance. Subterranean Termites SWARM in the daytime from February to April. After this behavior, male and female termites lose their wings, pair up and form new colonies.
Types of Subterranean Termites