Subterranean termites excavate passages through the soil to reach wood buried in, or in direct contact with the ground. When subterranean termites eat wood, they fill it with soil to help maintain the humidity. In the US, a subterranean termite colony typically contains between 60,000 and 1 million termites. A colony of about 1,000 workers at two years can multiply into 300,000 workers in five more years. Because termites feed primarily on wood, they are capable of compromising the strength and safety of an infested structure. Termites cost Americans more than $5 billion in damage each year.
King & Queen
Termite Royalty, the King and Queen are the primary reproducers and can live 15-25 years. Once a colony is established, the queen and king will never leave the ground and their offspring will develop into necessary roles. Queens are by far the largest of the species, measuring up to 4”.
Termites are broken into three types within a colony. The Solider has no wings, large jaws, termite colony defenders.
The Worker Termites are about ¼ inch or less in length and cream colored.
Termite Reproducers, also known as swarmers are dark-brown to black in color, about ¼ to ½ inch long, winged. They are commonly confused with flying ants but if you look closely they are very different. While both species have four wings, termite wings are uniform in size. Winged ants have noticeably larger wings in the front than the pair in the back. Termites antennae are almost straight where the ant's antennae is elbowed. Termite wings are twice as long as their body.
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