Types of Termites

Dampwood Termites

(Zootermopsis spp. & Neotermes spp.)

Desert Dampwood Termites (Paraneotermes simplicicornis)

  • Southwest: Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California

Florida Dampwood Termites (Neotermes castaneus)

  • South Florida, Florida Keys

Nevada Dampwood Termites (Zootermopsis nevadensis)

  • Nevada, Idaho, and Montana

Pacific Dampwood Termites (Zootermopsis angusticollis)

  • California, Oregon, and Washington

Drywood Termites

(Cryptotermes spp. & Incisitermes spp.)
Desert Drywood Termites (Marginitermes hubbardi)

  • Arizona and Southeastern California

Southeastern Drywood Termites (Incisitermes snyderi)

  • South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas

Western Drywood Termites (Incisitermes minor)

  • Southwest: Arizona and California

Formosan Termites

(Coptotermes formosanus)

  • South: Alabama, Florida, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, and Tennessee

Subterranean Termites

(Reticulitermes spp., Coptotermes spp. & Heterotermes spp.)

Arid Land Subterranean Termites (Reticulitermes tibialis)

  • West Coast, Southwest, Rocky Mountain States, Midwest, and South

Dark Southeastern Subterranean Termites (Reticulitermes virginicus)

  • East Coast: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina
  • Southeast: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas

Desert Subterranean Termites (Heterotermes aureus)

  • Southeastern California and Southern Arizona

Eastern Subterranean Termites (Reticulitermes flavipes)

  • East Coast, Southeast, Midwest, and parts of New England

Western Subterranean Termites (Reticulitermes hesperus)

  • Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, and Nevada

Conehead Termites

(Nasutitermes corniger)

  • Florida and Caribbean

Desert Termites (Gnathamitermes spp.)

  • West Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona