Color: Creamy white to light brown
Shape: Elongated, cylindrical body with straight antennae
Size: About 0.5 inches long
Formosan termites are known for their large colonies and destructive feeding habits. They are capable of causing extensive damage to wooden structures.
They typically build their nests in soil, creating large underground colonies. They can also establish above-ground nests in structures.
Formosan termites pose a significant threat to wooden structures, as they feed on cellulose found in wood and paper products. They can cause severe structural damage if left untreated.
Prevention measures include regular inspections, reducing moisture around the home, and using treated wood in construction.