Formosan Subterranean Termite
(Length: About 1/2″) Like subterranean termites, Formosan termites feed on cellulose material (i.e. wood), but they are more aggressive and attack wood at a much faster rate. They nest in the ground but can also live in aerial “carton” nests they make from chewed wood, soil, saliva and fecal matter. A Formosan termite colony is significantly larger than that of the subterranean termite, and can cause significantly more damage in a shorter period of time.