Termite Biology of Eastern Subterranean Termites and Formosan Termites

April 1, 2021

Termites are related to cockroaches and are now classified in the same order as cockroaches, Blattodea. (Until recently, termites were placed in a separate order, Isoptera.) Like cockroaches, termites have a gradual life cycle, meaning they have three stages of development: egg, nymph, and adult. Developing termites do not have an inactive pupal or resting stage like bees, butterflies, or other insects that have a complete life cycle. Call 901 Pest Control, your hometown experts, for pest identification and a free estimate.

Read more about termite biology on the Mississippi State University Extension website.