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Dampwood Termites

Dampwood termites are slightly larger than subterranean termites. The workers and soldiers may be 1/2 to 3/4 inches in length, the swarmers up to 1 inch. The soldiers have large reddish brown heads and large multi-toothed mandibles.

Dampwood Termite Biology

Dampwood TermiteThis group of termites infests only wood with high moisture conent. The colonies are entirely wood dwelling, and most species do not require contact with the soil.

Dampwood Termite Habits

While Dampwood termites are less destructive than that of subterranean or drywood termites, they are still known to cause significant damage. Dampwood termites are notriously difficult to locate as they do not construct mud tunnels, and openings into the wood are usually plugged with fecal material. Dampwood termites are commonly found in felled logs, stumps, dead trees, and damp or decaying wood.

Dampwood Termite Geography

Different species of Dampwood termites are found in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, northern Nevada, Idaho, and Montana, portions of the southwest and central to southern Florida

Dampwood Termite Treatment

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