The Eastern subterranean termite is the most common termite found in Connecticut. These Connecticut termites are the most destructive wood destroying insect in Connecticut. Eastern subterranean termites food source is cellulose material, that they process from wood in homes and businesses. Termites cause 30 billion dollars of damage in the United States annually with a homeowner who finds termite damage in Connecticut having to pay $3,000 on average to fix it.

A mature colony of termites can range from 20,000 workers to as high as 5 million workers with the queen of the colony laying 5,000 to 10,000 eggs per year. These termites are social insects with a cast system. Connecticut subterranean termites share resources and divide labor.  The different casts of subterranean termites are: workers, soldiers, and reproductives