Termite eggs next to adult termite

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Termite eggs

One of the clearest indications of a termite activity is the presence of termite eggs in and around a property. While the best evidence of an infestation is the identification of live termite adults and larvae, identifying termite eggs on a property is a strong sign that termite control services are needed.

A termite queen can live up to 25 years and produce more than 1,000 eggs in a single day. In a lifetime, a termite queen can lay up 9 million eggs. That's 30 colonies from 1 queen. 

Termite eggs are tiny but are visible to the naked eye. The difficulty is that termite eggs are often hidden away and not very easy to find without professional training.

If you are unsure if you have uncovered termite eggs in your home, contact Ehrlich online to setup a free termite inspection or call 1-800-837-5520.  

What do termite eggs look like?

Illustration of termite eggs

Illustration of Termite Eggs

Termite eggs are commonly white or light brown in color and translucent. Similar in appearance to caviar but smaller in size, termite eggs are typically found within termite mud tubes or the wooden galleries they create. 


Termite eggs are most often placed in a centralized location. While colonies are in early development, the termite king and queen will care for the eggs and nymphs. The termite queen's ability to lay more eggs will increase over her lifetime, enabling the colony to continue to grow. When inspecting a termite infestation, clusters of termite eggs have been described to look like piles of white powder to the naked eye.  

Professional termite control services

If you are worried that your property is experiencing problems with termites, call on your local pest control experts at Ehrlich. With the exception of real estate purchase surveys, termite inspections are free. 

Without professional expertise, it is highly difficult to identify termite eggs from other types of insect eggs. Ehrlich Technicians undergo the most stringent training programs and are required to attend monthly training seminars. 

Get the advice of a well-trained termite expert by contacting your local office by calling 1-800-837-5520 or filling out a contact form online to schedule an inspection. 



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