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Termites : Formosan

Approximate size

½ inch in length


Formosan termites are creamy white to brown in color. With 6 legs on a long, narrow, oval body. The Formosan subterranean termite is often nicknamed the super-termite because of its destructive habits. This is because of the large size of its colonies, and the termites’ ability to consume wood at a rapid rate.

Common places to find bug

Formosan termites live in huge underground colonies with an average of 350,000 workers. In addition to structures, they also infest trees, shrubs, utility poles, timber, railroad trusses and even boats. They can chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper.

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