Subterranean Termites

Appearance: Workers are approximately 1/4-inch long.

Habit: Live in colonies underground, from which they build tunnels in search of food. Subterranean Termites build mud tubes in order to able to reach food above the ground level. They also are dependent on moisture for survival.

Diet: Wood and other cellulose material.

Other: Subterranean termites cause 95% of all termite damage in North America. Colonies can contain up to 1 million members.