Termites in Connecticut
Types of Termites in Connecticut
Eastern subterranean termites are the most abundant native species of termites throughout Connecticut. These social pests are particularly destructive as they silently live inside and consume wooden structures, foundations, and fixtures.
Colonies are known to enter homes at the ground level where buildings have contact with soil and wood. Since they only require wood and moisture to survive, termites are capable of living in Connecticut homes for many years.
When outdoors, termites are found infesting fallen tree branches, stumps, and decaying wood.
Signs of Infestation
Termites will often create mud tubes to prevent their workers from exposure to air. Also, during the spring and summer months in Connecticut, winged termites will swarm in order to establish new colonies, and infestations often go unnoticed until the swarmers emerge.