Subterranean Termites

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Subterranean Termite Facts

  • Typically, Subterranean Termites are 1/8 to 3/8 of an inch in length.
  • Subterranean Termites can be a pale peach, light or dark brown color.
  • Subterranean Termites live underground, multiplying rapidly and in constant search for wood.
  • If left undetected Subterranean Termites 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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