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Drywood Termites


About Drywood Termites

Drywood Termites can be found in CA, AZ, FL, AL, GA, LA, MS, SC, TX, VA. They are social insects that infest dry wood and do not require contact with the soil. Drywood Termites form colonies of up to 2,500 members. Unlike subterranean termite species, drywood termite colonies do not have a worker caste. The work is done by immature termites before they reach adulthood.

Drywood Termites Habitat

Drywood termites infest dry wood, like that found in attic framings.

Drywood Termites Threats

Drywood termites can infest structures and cause significant damage.

Drywood Termites Treatment and Pest Control

Drywood termites can be avoided by making sure firewood and scrap wood is stored at least 20 feet from the home. Because drywood termites form new colonies by gaining access to wood through small holes, seal all cracks and crevices in a structure.

A pest control company providing Drywood termite treatment has two options: tenting or bora care. Tenting requires people and pets to vacate the premises, all food to be double wrapped in plastic or discarded, and leverages a toxic chemical with no guarantee the termites won’t return (sometimes even the same year). Bora-Care, an EPA-registered termiticide and fungicide, does not have these disadvantages and does not require tenting. Bora Care is an extremely effective termite treatment option ensures the entire structure is protected and because it is a mineral salt, Bora-Care will not break down over time.

Pest Identification




Creamy brown







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