According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, eastern subterranean termites are found in every state in the continental United States.
The most common sign of a termite infestation is a swarm, which is part of the reproductive function of a colony. Winged termites swarm in great numbers in the spring, ride on wind currents, find mates and make their way back into the soil to start new termite colonies.
Termite swarmers are often misidentified as ants. There are three main differences: termites have broad waists, four wings of similar size, and straight antennae compared to ants which have pinched waists, forewings larger than the hindwings and jointed antennae.
Termite swarmers can be found both indoors and outdoors. They are attracted to light, so you will find their dead bodies or shed wings near windows and other light sources
Unlike the black termite swarmer, termite workers and soldiers are cream colored. When it comes to your home and yard, termite workers and soldiers can be found anywhere near the ground where you find moisture or wood including mulch, soil, stumps, wood piles and structural wood.