Do termites nest in the ground? by natasha | Sep 29, 2019 | FAQ | 0 comments Yes. But, where a colony decides to build and live depends on their source of moisture, food, and protection. Note that both above-ground and subterranean termite nests protect the colonies and rear the offspring. Please follow and like us: Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.