Characteristics: Workers are cream-colored and wingless. Soldiers have a large brown head, cream-colored body, and are wingless. Swarmers are almost black, and have two wings.
- Subterranean termites use a network of mud tunnels underneath soil to gain access to wood.
- They eat and excavate wood.
- Western subterranean termites are the most common and destructive termite in North America.
- They have saw-like jaws.
- These termites are specifically more likely to be found in developed areas, rather than rural areas.