Formosan termite colonies can be up to 300 feet long and there can be tens of thousands of termites in a single colony. Formosan termite colonies are divided into three groups: workers, soldiers and reproductives. They are the largest and most destructive kind of termite.
Formosan termites eat wood and fabric made from plants. When they eat dead trees, these termites help the environment and make space for new plant life.
Formosans live in huge underground colonies and build mud nests inside the walls of a building. They can also live in boats and buildings.
To avoid Formosan termites, make sure water drains away from your house and keep damp wood away from your home.