It’s easy to mistake termites for ants. They vary in size and appearances by species, but they are usually no bigger than 1/2″ and anywhere in color between off-white and brown.
Eastern subterranean termites are the most common species of termites in Florida. We also deal with Formosan termites. Subterranean termites are the most destructive species in the country.
The main signs of termites activity are mud tubes in your yard, termite droppings in your home, shed wings, and damaged wood. If you notice any of these signs without seeking them out, your termite problem could be serious.
Termites can be active for most of the year in our subtropical climate. However, they are most active in the spring months when they swarm to create new colonies. Learn more here!
Termites have a unique life cycle compared to many insects. A termite nymph will molt several times before its specific role (called a caste) is determined. The three main termite castes are workers, soldiers, and reproductives.
Living in every state besides Alaska, termites are one of the most common pests in the United States. They are more likely to be found in regions that have consistently wet and humid environments.
Termite infestations spread when the reproductives swarm to create new colonies. Colonies can also spread throughout a structure that they’re infesting as the number of individuals grows.