The Formosan termite is a subterranean termite that has several unique characteristics that make it special compared to the Eastern subterranean termite. The reproductive’s are brown and swarm in the evening during May and July. Colonies of Formosan termites are large and composed of up to 5 million individuals. Therefore, they destroy wood faster than the eastern subterranean termite. They construct nests that are composed of carton material. These nests may be in the soil or in the structure. Control is best achieved by soil treatment and removal of nests may be in the soil or in the structure. Control is best achieved by soil treatment and removal of nests from the interior of structures.

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