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Information regarding Subterranean Termites and their Control

Drywood Termites:

The Drywood termite is named for it's nesting site as well. Dry wood. This insect requires much less moisture than its cousin the Subterranean. It will attack and nest in dry construction lumber. As with the Subterranean the homeowner usually finds this insect flying around the house. They are generally cinnamon brown in color with smoky brown wings and a red head. Another sign of infestation is the presence of fecal pellets, which the termites will expel from the galleries they have made in the wood. The pellets resemble grains of sand, are consistent in size and take on the coloration of the infested wood. Homeowners will usually find them in piles along baseboards or on windowsills but they could be encountered anywhere and are often found on sill plates in a basement or crawl space.


DRYWOOD TERMITE SWARMER

Control of Drywood termites can be a problem. They tend to get into inaccessible areas triggering recommendations for whole house treatments or tenting. However, there is usually an option to fumigation. The infestation can be exposed for localized treatment or the infested wood could be replaced. Accessibility is the determining factor. A thorough knowledge of this insect's behavior combined with a diligent and comprehensive inspection is essential when undertaking alternative treatments.

Please visit our Resources page for more on Drywood termites.

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