- Subterranean Termite
- Drywood Termite
- Dampwood Termite
Termites vary in size from about 1/4 of an inch to 1/2 of an inch in length. The queens and kings are larger and can reach over an inch long. The workers are soft bodied and pale in color. There are some termites that have wings and they are referred to as the reproductives.
Wood makes up the majority of their diet however these pests will eat other materials including paper, plastic and even drywall. Most termites feed on dead wood but there are some species that will attack living trees. Food preference varies based on the species of termite. Subterranean termites prefer softwoods, however, that won't stop them from invading just about any species of wood. Dampwood termites like to stay close to the ground as they prefer moist, decaying wood. Alternatively, Drywood termites are often found in attics and don't require much moisture in their food source.