Originally from China, Formosan termites are the most voracious,
aggressive and devious of over 2,000 termite species known to
science. Formosan termites are a subterranean species of termite.
Swarmer formosan termite are about 1/2 inch in overall length,
including their wings.
||Long, narrow, oval
||1/2 inch in length
Formosans are organized into huge underground colonies, and build
intricate mud nests inside the walls of a structure.
Formosan termites are the most aggressive subterranean termite
species. Formosans are organized into huge underground colonies,
and build intricate mud nests inside the walls of a structure.
Because of their aggressive nature, formosan termites are difficult
to control once they infest a structure. Prevention is key.
Avoid water accumulation near your home's foundation. Divert water
away with properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash
blocks. Reduce humidity in crawl spaces with proper ventilation.
Never bury wood scraps or waste lumber in the yard. Most
importantly, eliminate wood contact with the soil. Maintain a
one-inch gap between the soil and wood portions of the building.