Formosan termites come into homes via wood that touches the soil and by travelling from the ground to wood using their mud tubes. Common entrances include inside homes include openings created by unsealed joints or cracks. Aerial colonies may also infest roofs and other spots high above the ground. These pests flock to sources of wood, especially moist wood and wood located in places containing excessive moisture in the soil where water puddles instead of running off from around the home’s exterior.
As one of the most destructive termite species, Formosan termites are a major concern for residents. They can multiply and destroy wood structures faster than other native subterranean species.
While the termite workers may not eat wood any quicker than other subterranean worker termites, they consume more wood in a given amount of time because their colony size typically is larger than other subterranean colonies. Formosan termite nests can contain millions of members and Infestations are hard to remove without professional pest control help.