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SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES

Termites from a Home in North Carolina

Family Rhinotermitidae

Color Creamy Brown
Legs Six
Shape Long, Narrow, Oval
Size 1/8"
Antennae Yes
Flight Yes

Subterranean termites live in underground colonies or in moist secluded areas aboveground that can contain up to 2 million members. They build distinctive "mud tubes" to gain access to food sources and to protect themselves from open air.

Termite colonies are organized into castes depending on tasks -- workers, soldiers and reproductives. The characteristics of a subterranean termite are dependent on the termite's role in the colony. Cream-colored Worker subterranean termites are 1/8 to 3/8's of an inch in length. Soldier subterranean termites are of a similar body length, but are distinguished by their powerful mandibles. Solider termites have cream-colored bodies and brown heads. Reproductive subterranean termites are approximately one inch long.

Habits

Subterranean termites live underground and build tunnels, referred to as mud tubes, to reach food sources. Like other termite species, they feed on products containing cellulose. Subterranean termites swarm in the spring -- groups of reproductive termites go off to start new colonies.

Habitat

Subterranean termites need contact with the soil to survive and live underground. They can build tunnels through cracks in concrete.

Threats

Subterranean termites are by far the most destructive species. They can collapse a building entirely, meaning possible financial ruin for a homeowner. The hard, saw-toothed jaws of termites work like shears and are able to bite off extremely small fragments of wood, one piece at a time.

Subterranean Termites can be found in all 50 states.

Prevention

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.

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Serving NC including the Greater Fayetteville area
Our North Carolina Service Area
Cities in Cumberland County, NC
Cumberland
East Fayetteville
Falcon
Fayetteville
Fort Bragg
Hope Mills
Linden
Pope Army Airfield
Spring Lake
Stedman
Wade

Cities in Harnett County, NC
Angier
Buies Creek
Bunnlevel
Cameron
Coats
Dunn
Erwin
Kipling
Lillington
Mamers
Olivia

Cities in Hoke County, NC
Raeford

Cities in Lee County, NC
Broadway
Cumnock
Lemon Springs
Sanford

Cities in Moore County, NC
Aberdeen
Carthage
Eagle Springs
Highfalls
Jackson Springs
Lakeview
Pinebluff
Pinehurst
Robbins
Southern Pines
Vass
West End

Cities in Randolph County, NC
Asheboro
Cedar Falls
Franklinville
Liberty
Ramseur
Randleman
Seagrove
Sophia
Staley
Trinity

Cities in Richmond County, NC
Cordova
Ellerbe
Hamlet
Hoffman
Marston
Norman
Rockingham

Cities in Robeson County, NC
Barnesville
Fairmont
Lumber Bridge
Lumberton
Marietta
Maxton
Orrum
Parkton
Pembroke
Proctorville
Red Springs
Rex
Rowland
Saint Pauls
Shannon

Cities in Sampson County, NC
Autryville
Clinton
Garland
Godwin
Harrells
Ivanhoe
Newton Grove
Roseboro
Salemburg
Turkey

Cities in Scotland County, NC
Gibson
Laurel Hill
Laurinburg
Wagram

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Antex Exterminating
3708-B Ramsey St
Fayetteville, NC 28311
1-910-684-6501
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