Formosan Subterranean Termites Origins
Did you know that Formosan Subterranean Termites most likely came from Southern China & Taiwan? This invasive species of termites was introduced to the United States mainland in the 1940s and 1950s, most likely through infested crates and cargo. Today, Formosan Subterranean Termites still continue to expand into new areas of the United States through the movement of infested materials like railroad ties, trailers, potted plants, lumber and mulch.
Formosan Termites are subterranean which means the main nest is usually underground. These termites will then enter structures and homes through mud shelter tubes built up from the foundation. After these termites gain entry into a structure, they can build large nests in the walls and floors. All they need is a source of moisture and they will thrive. Once Formosan Subterranean Termites are established in a home, it can be very difficult to remove them.
The Formosan termite nest is made from soil, masticated wood, saliva and excrement. Nests can grow very large and be the home of millions of termites. The most common place that home owners will find these termites is between the studs and the interior and exterior walls. Did you know that the numbers of termites in a single colony can be greater than 10 million?
When We Treat, Termites Retreat!
In Louisiana, our homes can be infested by both Subterranean and Drywood termites. At Terminix, we offer the best Termite Treatment plans and options that include: the Bait Defense System, the Liquid Defense System, and the Tent Defense System. Also, we offer Free Termite Inspections for residential and commercial properties.