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Formosan Termites


About Formosan Termites

Formosan Termites can be found in AL, CA, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, VA. Originally from China , Formosan termites are the most voracious, aggressive and devious of over 2,000 termite species known to science. Formosan termites are a subterranean species of termite. Swarmer formosan termite are about 1/2 inch in overall length, including their wings.

Formosan Termites Habitat

Formosan termites are organized into huge underground colonies, and build intricate mud nests inside the walls of a structure.

Formosan Termites Threats

Because of their aggressive nature, formosan termites are difficult to control once they infest a structure. Prevention is key.

Formosan Termites Treatment and Pest Control

Avoid water accumulation near your home’s foundation. Divert water away with properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks. Reduce humidity in crawl spaces with proper ventilation. Never bury wood scraps or waste lumber in the yard. Most importantly, eliminate wood contact with the soil. Maintain a one-inch gap between the soil and wood portions of the building.

Because formosan termites are a subterranean species, your pest control company should not be tenting your house or building if you have an infestation. Effective subterranean termite treatment measures include Liquid Convention Subterranean Termite Treatment, and bait/Border Alert Termite Monitoring.

Pest Identification


C. formosanus


Yellowish brown









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