Arid Land Termite

Arid-land Subterranean Termite

The Arid-land subterranean termites can easily be mistaken for other known species of termites. In the sense that they are very much similar in terms of appearance, roles, and feeding habits.

Arid Land Termite

Most times their colonies are formed in whatever is left of wet and decaying wood.

How to Identify an arid-land Subterranean Termite

Reproductive adults of this species are usually around ⅜ inches at full size.

They appear a bit darker in comparison to other termites and possess see-through wings.

Soldiers grow to be about the same size as reproductive adults, except that their mandibles are more protruded as they are intended for defending against predators.

Workers are responsible for the sustenance of their respective colonies. They gather and feed off cellulose materials.

Since they can’t grow to be the same size as the other castes, they can sometimes resemble ants, until looked upon closely.

What do light arid-land subterranean termites survive on

They depend primarily on any form of wood, which is; cut down trees, rotting barks, and trunks of living trees, and even animal excrement.

Common signs of arid-land Subterranean Termite Infestations

The following are telltale signs that your home might be infested

  • Shed wings of reproductive adults
  • Weak or deteriorating wooden structures
  • Mud tubes

These are signs that you might need to call a termite exterminator.

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