Desert Termites

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Desert Termite Facts

  • Desert termites live in soil and build earthen tubes to live in.
  • Unlike most termites, they typically feed on live, dead or decomposed plant materials, rarely causing damage to structures.
  • Desert termite alates measure from 1/2 to 5/8 inches in length.

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The southwestern United States is home to ten different types of termites, including drywood and subterranean termites.

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