FFacts: APPEARANCE AND SIZE FACTS
Workers are cream colored and wingless. Soldiers have elongated brown heads with mandibles. Supplementary reproductive are light-colored. Primary reproductive range from brown or black with wings.
Size: Range from 1/8 to 1 inch in length
DIET: They depend on moisture for survival, unlike dry wood termites, which need little moisture. Subterranean termites can invade homes through cracks in concrete and can attack most wooden objects in a structure.
REPRODUCTION: The primary reproductive swarm to attempt to create new colonies. Supplementary reproductive can only reproduce in their own colony and assist with population growth of the colony.
HABITS: Subterranean termites usually swarm in spring after a considerable rain event and on a bright, sunny, and calm (almost windless) day. Look for swarms and broken off wings as signs of a mature colony. Earthen mud tubes may also be visible around baseboards, doors, windows, and other wooden items inside of the structure. On the exterior or inside of crawl spaces, look for earthen mud tubes, coming up from the ground, attaching to wooden beams, concrete blocks, or pillars.
Understand, If You Treat Yourself, Termites Typically Still Thrive in Your Room and at the Source.