termites

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Eastern Subterran: These termites are the most economically important wood destroying insects in the U.S. and are classified as pests. They geed on cellulosematerial such as the structural wood in buildings, wooden fixtures, paper, books and cotton. A mature colony can range from 20,000 workers to as high as 5 million workers and the primary queen of the colony lays 5,000 to 10,000 eggs per year to add to this total.

 

 

Formosan Termite: These termites are a type of subterranean termite that nests within the soil. They invade structures from the soil directly through wood to ground contact, or using mud tubes they construct up from the soil. Formosan termites also can construct a carton which helps retain moisture in the nest. This can allow them to build nests that do not require them to return to the soil like most subterranean termites. Like all termites, they consume cellulose material such as wood.

 

 

Western Drywood:  Dry wood termites can be transported in infested furniture, picture frames, and other articles made of timber