Termites in Kansas City are referred to as, Rhinotermitidae: Reticulitermes flavipes and is the most common destructive termite feeder and consumer of homes in the Kansas City area that we as pest control operators encounter. (read more by clicking here) Termites in Kansas City are social insects. Termites have different castes or groups of individuals that perform different functions in the colony. Winged termites swarm from mature colonies usually 4 to 6 years of ages. The termite swarmers in Kansas City disperse and establish new colonies. Worker termites, do all the damage to your home and eat the wood in your structure. The worker termites feed the others in the colony including the Queen termite. The soldier termites are responsible for protecting the termite colony from intruders.