Formosan termites are monsters? Yes, if a horror movie were made about termites, it would star the Formosan Terrmite. In Texas, the most common termite is the Reticulitermes or Subterranean Termite. Here is a little comparison between the ordinary subterranean and the monster Formosan. (Yes the Formosan is a subterranean termite, but here we will call all of the other underground dwellers subs and Formosans Formosans:
Colony Size: 100,000 Colony Size: 1,000,000
Annual Consumption: 16 pounds of lumber Annual Consumption: 1000 pounds of lumber
Foraging Range: 100 feet Foraging Range: 300 feet
In Hawaii, Formosans have destroyed entire houses in 6 months. They are not the same and they can not be treated and dealt with the same.