|Desert termite alates|
|Desert termites attracted to lights|
Desert termites are not a structural pest at all, so if you are going to get excited about termites, these are the ones to get excited about. They feed on forbes and grasses. They aren't uncommon in a turf landscape and can cause some damage to turf, hay fields, and alfalfa. But, not much can be done, other than watering to increase the length of the roots and breaking open the mud tubes they build on top of the soil to force them to move away.
|Desert Termite mud tubes|
|Desert termites outside my backdoor in the morning - a great treat for my chickens!|