Physical Characteristics

The subterranean termite swarmer (or winged reproductive, or alate) is about 3/8 inches long, including wings. Its body is dark brown to black in color. The subterranean termite soldier is about 3/8 inches long with mandibles, and its mandibles lack teeth. 

Subterranean-Termite

Subterranean Termite

Behavior

The Subterranean termite swarms during daylight, with swarms occurring during springtime. Colonies are located underground, usually below the frost line and above the water table and rock formations. The Subterranean termite builds mud tubes to travel through areas of adverse conditions, and will run these tubes from the colony to the food source.

Treatment

It takes expert knowledge to know where to look for termite activity, then analyze the findings and assess whether treatment is needed, and what kind of treatment will work to arrest any termite activity found. Clark Pest Control has highly trained termite specialists that can look over your property, then help you decide the best course of action.



Latin name: Reticulitermes hesperus