Asian Subterranean Termite

Category: Termite

Scientific Name: Coptotermes gestroi



Color: Reddish brown

Size: 1/2 of an inch

Region: Found worldwide in tropical regions.

Important Considerations:

  • Their name comes from the fact that they originated in southeast Asia, however, they have now spread to most of the world’s tropics.
  • Damage caused by these termites is rapid and can be severe in only a few months.
  • An infestation can be identified by bulging walls or the construction of large cartons of hollowed out wood
  • When disturbed, these termites will bite and squirt a white sticky liquid.


Where to Find Them on Your Property?

Found in the wood of structures, trees, boats, etc.