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The Eastern Subterranean termite is the most widespread termite species in Connecticut and the United States as a whole. Another major termite found in New England is the Dark Southeastern Subterranean termite. Just like all these types of CT pests, typical signs of termite infestation include wood damage and notice of swarmers which are the winged adults.

Like all wood-destroying insects, the Eastern Subterranean termite can cause significant damage to your home or business if left untreated, especially structural damage. With colonies able to grow into the tens of thousands, or even millions of bugs, it’s important to take the right measures to prevent termite infestations before they become unmanageable. If you notice aspects such as wood damage throughout your home or business as well as evidence of swarmers, call your pest exterminators of Richland Pest & Bee.

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At Richland Pest & Bee Control, our termite control specialists in New Haven, Hartford, Waterbury, and surrounding areas are committed to helping homes, businesses, school systems, and municipalities across CT get rid of termites in a safe, effective manner. If you need pest control in CT, don’t hesitate if you see the signs, give us a call today so we can perform proper pest control services for you!​

How to Identify CT Termites: Eastern Subterranean Termites


  • Soldiers – flat bodies and orange-colored, rectangular armored heads with pincers; most often the first of a colony to be sighted

  • Swarmers – approximately ⅜” long with large wings and dark brown bodies

  • Workers – fairly small (approximately ⅛”) with soft, wingless and translucent bodies


Eastern Subterranean termite nests are most often found in the ground (they require a dark, damp environment to survive), but mud tubes and hollowed out wood in or around the home tend to be the most visible signs of a termite infestation.

Termite Control: CT Pest Control Services All Year Round

Don’t let the cold winters of Connecticut fool you, pests and termites can be problems all year long. Although you may not see any swarmers during the cold months in CT, if they are already in your home, they can still create wood damage and wood tubes and will certainly cause a pest problem for you come Spring time.

CT Termite Inspections for Homes & Businesses

Richland Pest & Bee Control is proud to provide VA, FHA and Conventional Mortgage Inspections and Certifications for termites and all other wood-destroying insects, including carpenter ants, carpenter bees, and powder post beetles.

To request a termite inspection in Hartford or surrounding areas with the team at Richland Pest & Bee Control, or for a free estimate on termite control in CT, please call 1-800-308-9126, or contact us online.


Richland Pest & Bee Control offers professional termite control to homes and businesses in Avon, Bristol, Cromwell, East Hartford, East Haven, East Windsor, Farmington Valley, Hamden, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Meriden, Naugatuck, New Britain, New Hartford, New Haven, North Haven, Shelton, Southbury, Southington, Stafford, Suffield, Tolland, Trumbull, Vernon, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Hartford, West Haven, Windsor, Windsor Locks, Woodbury, and throughout Connecticut.

frequently asked questions about Termite control

Click through the questions below to learn more about termite control and treatment options from Richland Pest & Bee Control. If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out by contacting us online, or giving us a call at 1-800-308-9126.

The most effective treatment for termites depends on the severity of the infestation and the type of termite. Liquid termiticides, baiting systems, and fumigation are commonly used treatments.

The most important tool for termite inspection is a trained and experienced termite inspector. Moisture meters, infrared cameras, and termite-detecting dogs are commonly used tools for a thorough inspection.

Termites are active year-round, but the spring and summer months are typically the most active. It is recommended to get a termite inspection at least once a year, regardless of the season.

There are different chemicals used for termite treatment, including liquid termiticides such as Termidor and baiting systems such as Sentricon.

A termite inspection is a thorough examination of a property for signs of termite activity, such as mud tubes, damaged wood, and swarming termites. It is necessary to identify and treat termite infestations before they cause extensive damage to the property.

It is recommended to get a termite inspection at least once a year, although more frequent inspections may be necessary in areas with high termite activity.

Signs of termite infestation include mud tubes on exterior walls, damaged or hollow-sounding wood, and swarming termites. Discarded wings near windows and doors may also be noticeable.

If termites are found in a home, it is important to contact a professional termite control company immediately to prevent further damage.

Different types of termite treatments available include liquid termiticides, baiting systems, and fumigation. The appropriate treatment depends on the severity of the infestation.

The length of time for termite treatment depends on the severity of the infestation and the type of treatment used.

Depending on the type of treatment used, it may be necessary to vacate the home temporarily during the treatment process.

Preventing termites from coming back after treatment involves addressing any moisture issues in the home and maintaining regular termite inspections.

Yes, environmentally-friendly termite treatment options are available, including baiting systems and heat treatment.

When choosing a reliable termite inspector or pest control company, it is important to look for a licensed and insured company with experience in termite control.

During a termite inspection, a termite inspector will thoroughly examine the property for signs of termite activity and provide a detailed report of their findings.

The effectiveness of a termite treatment can be determined through follow-up inspections and monitoring.

Ongoing termite treatment may be necessary to prevent future infestations.