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Description: E. Subterranean termite workers are cream in color and about 3/8 inch long. The kings and queens are darker, longer and have wings when they first emerge. The soldiers look like the workers except the have enlarge heads and mandibles that allow them to protect the colony.
Termites eat the cellulose in dead wood and wood products. In Connecticut we mostly deal with the eastern subterranean termite. This is good news for us, it means they will build with mud and make mud tubes, as the eat the wood. This gives us some tell-tell signs to looks for. These tubes allow them to keep the temperature and humidity correct for them. It is always important to fix cracks in your foundation and keep the ground away from the wood of your home. Keeping a dehumidifier in your crawlspace or basement can avoid termites and many other insects.
The most wrongly identified insect by home owners are swarmers. The picture to the right show the difference. Some key points are the termite swarmer will have wings twice the length of their very straight body. Whereas the carpenter ant swarmer will have a pinched waist and bent antennae. Both can come out in the hundreds, although it is more common to have hundreds of termite swarmers than ant swarmers.
To have your home inspected for termites for FREE or to talk about a known termite issue please call us at 860-333-6288 or you can go to our contact page and send us a message.
We provide termite inspections for FREE! If you think you have termites, the first thing to do is have a proper inspection. There are many insects that can damage wood and a wrong identification can cost you a lot of money for no reason.
Need a home sale termite inspection? We do that! We use the only VA & FHA approved form, the NPMA form-33. Our inspections our done by our entomologist, Chris Mojo A.C.E..