Termites 101

Scientific / Latin Name: Isoptera


What do Termites look like?

Termites all belong to the phylum Arthropoda, the class Insecta, and the order Isoptera. There are over 2,000 different species of termites. Although they have distinct characteristics, most look similar.

Size & Length: they typically measure between 1/4 and 1/2 of an inch long.

Body: The pests have soft bodies and straight antennae.

Color: Colors range from white to light brown in color. Worker termites often appear lighter, while swarming termites are darker.
The queens and kings are larger, capable of reaching over one inch long.

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