Termites are a big pest in the southern United States. Termites thrive in tropical climates that have warm and damp weather and temperatures that rarely if ever drop below freezing. They are particularly bad in Southern Florida, Southern California (including Los Angeles), and Hawaii.
Termites survive on cellulose, primarily wood, but can also eat cardboard, paper, and a wide array of other house hold items. They are social insects that live in family groups called colonies.
There are two main types of termites in Los Angeles:
Drywood termites and Subterranean termites
Colonies consists of King & Queen, workers, soldiers, and swarmers.