Color: Creamy white to dark brown/black
Shape: Long, Narrow, and Oval
Size: 1/8 inch long
Region: Found throughout the U.S.
(Information obtained from pestworld.org)
Subterranean termites build distinctive tunnels, often referred to as “mud tubes,” to reach food sources and protect themselves from open air. They use their scissor-like jaws to eat wood 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Like other termite species, subterranean termites also feed on products containing cellulose. Subterranean termites swarm in the spring when groups of reproductive termites go off to start new colonies.