A single colony of Formosan termites may release over 70,000 swarmers. Threats. Because of their aggressive nature, Formosan termites are difficult to control once they infest a structure. Although colonies of several million termites are known, a mature Formosan termite colony can eat about 31 grams or 1+ ounce per day.
Termites exist in every state but Alaska. A well-organized subterranean termite colony can have more than a million hungry workers consuming over 100 pounds of wood per year. Termites never stop. They feast 24/7. Termites can fit through a crack as thin as 1/32nd of an inch, which is the thickness of a credit card.
Once termites are seen in a station, further treatment can be done to protect the home. Termite trenches are a long-lasting way to protect a home from termites. Homeowners can dig a trench around the perimeter of their home and pour an insecticide-water mixture inside.
Size: Depending on the species, flying termites can range in size from 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch. Color: While worker termites are usually light in color, flying termites may be light in color, dark brown or black based on the species. The darker color helps termites retain moisture and makes it possible for them to leave the nest. Wings: four wings
A key sign of termites, particularly drywood termites, is frass. Frass is wood-colored dry wood termite droppings and can be confused with sawdust by the untrained eye. This indicator of an infestation is something checked for during termite inspections. Unlike subterranean termites, drywood termites don’t use their feces to build their tunnels.
Termite treatment chemicals are mainly used to treat subterranean termites, which come from underground. And for that reason, we have to dig a trench around the house and place the treatment in the ground. The goal is to put a liquid barrier around your entire home. DIY or do it yourself treatment products are made to last, from 5 to over 10 years.