Where Do Termites Come From?

Where Do Termites Come From?

Termites evolve from egg to nymph to adult through simple metamorphosis. Colonies are established in dark, damp areas receiving little exposure to air near a source of moisture.

In temperate regions, termites are often found in dead logs, in tree stumps in the soil and in dry-wood structures near established nests. Those living in tropical regions exist among both dead and living vegetation where there are cellulose-rich food sources.

While thermatis are native to every state except Alaska, they thrive in warmer climates. The most structural-damaging termite species found in the United States belong to one of three groups: subterranean, dampwood or drywood.