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Drywood Termites

Drywood Termite
Winged adults of western drywood termites (Incisitermes minor) are dark brown with smoky black wings and have a reddish brown head and thorax; wing veins are black. These insects are noticeably larger than subterranean termites.

Drywood Termite Biology

Drywood termites are adapted to withstand environmental extremes in both moisture and temperature. Drywood live entirely in dry, sound wood. Unlike subterranean termites, they reuire no connection with the soil and no aboveground moisture source. They fill their need for moisture from the wood they consume. They are about 400 species of Drywood termites known throughout the world. Fourteen of which occur in the United States.

Drywood Termite Habits

Drywood termites attack the structural timbers and woodwook of buildings, as well as furniture, hardwood flooring, and assortment of other wooden articles. Drywood colonies are smaller than subterranean colonies,

Drywood Termite Habitat

Drywood termites occur along the southern margin of the United States, extending from Virginia to Flroida, along the Gulf COast, through the desert southwest, and along the Pacific coast from Mexico to Northern California. They are also found in Hawaii and the Caribbean.

Treatment Methods – Drywoods

 


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