DRYWOOD TERMITE INFORMATION
The western drywood termite is California’s second most important termite pest after the western subterranean termite. It is a native insect that has been here for millions of years. In California, drywood termites are most prevalent in southern California and in the Bay Area south of San Francisco.
Drywood Termites infest dry, undecayed wood, including structural lumber and dead limbs of native trees, utility poles, posts and lumber in storage. From these areas, winged reproductives seasonally migrate to nearby structures usually on sunny days in late summer and fall.
Drywood Termites have a low moisture requirement and can tolerate dry conditions for prolonged periods. They remain entirely above ground and do not connect to the soil.
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Piles or mounds of their fecal pellets (see image), which are distinctive in appearance, may indicate their presence. The fecal pellets are elongate with rounded ends. They vary considerably in color, but appear granular and salt and pepper like in color and appearance.
DRYWOOD TERMITE TREATMENT OPTIONS
There are a variety of options when it comes to treating a drywood termite infestation. Determining which drywood termite treatment is most effective is predicated primarily on the extent of the infestation. Our recommended treatment options for drywood termites include the following: