Formosan Termites

Color
Creamy white or golden brown
Shape
Oval
Antennae
Yes
Region
Southern and Pacific U.S.
Legs
Six
Size
1/2 inches
Flying
Rare winged swarms
Formosan Termites

Habits: Swarming with formosan termites typically occurs in the evening, after a warm, rainy day. You’ll see this in late spring or early summer, due to the weather conditions.

Habitat: Formosan termites infest living trees and shrugs. They can also move to utility poles, timber, and even boats. They create nests underground made of soil and wood they cement together with saliva and feces.

Threats: Formosan termites are known as more aggressive in nature, so it can be more difficult to remove them once an infestation occurs. Structural damage can to your home can occur in as little as six months.

Prevention: Are you thinking about how to prevent formosan termites? It’s best to schedule an annual termite inspection with a professional who can access any damage that may have begun. You can also eliminate moisture around your home, in crawl spaces, attics, and basements. It’s also best to store any firewood or excess lumber away from the home and the home’s foundation.