The distribution of Formosan subterranean termite, one of the most aggressive termite species, is becoming wider each year. If you live in one of the following states, you are not safe from termite damage: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Formosan termites are already found in Houston area in large scale.
One of the reasons why Formosan termite colonies pose serious threats is because of their 300 ft in soil forage range. If you discover the signs of Formosan termite colonies in your yard, unfortunately, there will be no method to get rid of the entire colonies for this reason.
Graphic © by Nan-Yao Su, University of Florida
The best way to control Formosan termites is preventive practices. For the termite prevention methods, please read the following study done by the University of Florida on Formosan subterranean termite (Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki)