Subterranean Termites - Casner Exterminating
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Subterranean Termites

December 8, 2014

Appearance

  • Look very delicate

Habitat

  • Live in colonies in wood or soil

Diet

  • Eat wood and convert wood fiber into sugar

Characteristics

  • Very social insects
  • Colonies are ordered into castes (right) with large “reproductives” and smaller workers and soldiers
  • Workers feed everyone and care for the queen
  • Soldiers defend from aggressors, e.g. ants.
  • Highly organized colonies; together, termites become efficient and extremely destructive when they attack our structures
  • Mistaken for “white ants” or “flying ants” while swarming
  • Colony does massive damage to any building made of wood
  • Frequently destroy wood from the inside out; internally damaged wood can appear perfectly normal

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