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IDENTIFYING DIFFERENT SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES IN THE UNITED STATES

Eastern Subterranean Termites

This is the most common and widely distributed subterranean termite in the North America. It is found from Ontario, Canada to Florida and west to Arizona and Utah. Swarming begins as early as February and as late as May or June.

Light Southeast Subterranean Termites

Occurs from Washington D. C. to Florida and west to Texas and Kansas. Swarming occurs in August to October in the northern range and October to February in the southern range.

Southeastern Subterranean Termites

Ranges from Philadelphia to Florida and west to Texas and Oklahoma. Swarming occurs in May or June with some fall flights in October and November.

Pacific Coast Subterranean Termites

Ranges from British Columbia to western Mexico. This termite is the most destructive subterranean termite on the west coast and will often leave dirty, yellowish brown fecal spots on the wood.

Arid Land Subterranean Termites

Ranges from Oregon and Montana to western Mexico, east to Indiana and south to Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. These are found in extremely dry and arid portions of these areas.

Formoson Subterranean Termites

This termite has been found in the continental United States as well as Hawaii. Although this termite is found mainly in tropical regions, it has taken a strong foothold in more temperate areas such as along the Gulf of Mexico and the southern Atlantic coast. This is the world's most aggressive and economically important species of termites, and has been reported to cause more damage to structures in Hawaii than any other wood destroying insect. Control of this termite is more difficult than with other subterranean termites.
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See also:

CHOOSING A PEST MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL
SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE TREATMENT