This is the most common wood destroying insect that will be encountered in our area.

  • These termites live and breed in the soil.
  • Subterranean termites are indigenous throughout New Mexico and can be found from the Rio Grande river valley to the hilltop mesas of Los Alamos.
  • Colony density runs from 5-20 colonies per acre and a healthy, mature colony will have 50,000 to 250,000 members.
  • Subterranean termites enter our structures from the ground via construction breaks and cracks. Examples below.
  • Damage is always accompanied by mud tunnels, and is usual superficial at first.

Treatment Tactics

Our experience shows that using non-repellant, slow acting soil treatments is the best way to get effective, long term control of sub-termites. This is achieved by placing the control material into the soils under and against your home. We use many different methods to make such treatments. Take a few minutes to look at the pictures and videos on this page.