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Need Help Finding Termites


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#1 Offline AnthonyP163 - Posted November 27 2017 - 4:36 PM


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I live in Southeastern Wisconsin, close to Milwaukee and I've never seen a termite, despite hours and hours of searching for only them, and lots more hours searching for many other things in the forest and under logs. Does anyone have good tips on finding them? I'll be able to search again in the spring.

#2 Online T.C. - Posted November 27 2017 - 4:42 PM


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I recall seeing termites a few years back. But I too haven't seen them in a few years at least.

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#3 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted November 27 2017 - 6:07 PM


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What kind of termites?
Keeper of:2x Formica lasiodies, too many Formica pacifica, 2x Tetramorium immagrans, 1x Camponotus noveaboricensis, 1x Camponotus herculeanus, 1x Camponotus modoc, 1x Myrmica spp., 2x Lasius neoniger, (there may be more I am forgetting).

#4 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 14 2017 - 9:40 AM


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Try searching in a VERY damp and lush environment, with frequent disturbance. Most termite species will enjoy the decaying plant matter. Then try finding a tree (still standing) that is dead and has some fungal growth. If it is small enough, snap a few branches off and look for tubes. If the tree is large, use a small knife to cut away a bit of rotting wood. This worked for me in Hawaii and CT, but I'm not sure about Wisconsin.

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