Insect Identification 01

Asked June 1, 2018, 3:17 PM EDT

Found these insects in my raised garden bed. What are they? Will they harm the newly planted tomatoes, squash, and peppers? Any suggestions on getting rid of them if harmful.

Prince George's County Maryland

1 Response

These are termites, which are wood decomposers. They are more of a concern if they get into the wood of the foundation of your house. You can learn about termites and what to do about them by reading the following information on our website.
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/termites
https://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/non_HGIC_...

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