Drywood termites are found in southern and western states, where winters tend to not reach below freezing temperatures. Though native to these states, it is not unheard of that drywood termites can be unknowingly transported in wooden furniture that is infested. Termites are social insects, meaning they live in colonies. While drywood termites are larger in stature than other species, their colonies remain relatively small. In comparison to subterranean termite species whose colonies can house up to a million individuals, the largest drywood termite colony discovered to date had only about 5,000 inhabitants.
How Drywood Termites Are Different From Other Types Of Termites
They spend the entirety of their lives inside wood
They expel feces in pellets
They cut across the wood grain
They have small colonies
How To Get Rid Of Drywood Termites
Termites are responsible for causing an estimated billion dollars worth of damage in U.S. homes annually. Typically, termite infestation damage is not covered by home insurance companies. If you suspect you might have a drywood termite issue, contact us for a free home inspection. It’s important to have inspections done by professionals, termite detection and removal is not a good DIY experiment. If it turns out you do have a drywood termite issue in your home, don’t panic. We’re here to help.