Termites are indeed visible, but their size and appearance can vary depending on their species and caste within the termite colony. Termites are small insects, typically ranging in size from about 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch in length. However, some species can be larger or smaller.
The appearance of termites also varies based on their role within the colony. There are three main castes in a termite colony:
Workers: These are the most numerous caste and are responsible for tasks like building and maintaining the nest, foraging for food, and feeding other members of the colony. Worker termites are typically pale, soft-bodied insects that resemble small white or cream-colored ants.
Soldiers: These termites have larger heads and jaws compared to workers. Their primary function is to defend the colony against predators, particularly ants. Soldier termites have a similar coloration to workers, but their heads are more pronounced and often darker.
Reproductive Alates: These are the future kings and queens of the colony. They are winged termites that emerge from the colony during mating flights to start new colonies. Alates are larger than workers and soldiers and can have different coloration, often darker.
It’s worth noting that the winged reproductive termites, also known as “swarmers” or “flying termites,” are the ones most commonly seen by people when they swarm around light sources during their mating flights. These events often occur seasonally and are a key indicator of termite presence.
In summary, termites are visible, but their appearance can vary based on their species and caste within the colony. If you suspect a termite infestation, think you see termite swarmer’s, or are noticing the signs termites leave behind, Florida Pest Control Center is here to help. For more information, or to schedule termite service, reach out to us today.
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