Termite Control | Clark’s Termite & Pest Control | SC

Posted: March 2, 2018 at 4:44 am

The Formosan termite is an imported species typically found in South Carolina coastal towns such as Fripp Island, Isle of Palms and Surfside. It earned its nickname, the super termite, because of the size of its colonies and the speed at which it can consume wood.

Above-ground infestations of Formosans are more common than other termite species. Formosans colonies are also larger than our native subterranean termites, with a single colony containing several million very destructive individuals. Formosan queens have a life span of 15 years and are capable of producing up to 2,000 eggs per day. These hardy creatures feed mostly on wood and other cellulose-containing items, often infesting boats, high-rise condominiums and any other structure that contains wood.

Mature Formosan colonies can consume up to 13 ounces of wood per day, compared to four ounces per day for subterranean species. Believe it or not, theyve also been known to chew plaster, asphalt, vinyl, linoleum and underground cables.

Formosan termite coverage can be added to any Clarks termite protection plan.

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Termite Control | Clark's Termite & Pest Control | SC

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