Drywood Termites

Drywood termites infest dry and decayed wood. This can include structural lumber (houses, buildings etc.), dead limbs of native trees, wood fences, and unused lumber in storage. Termites commonly spread to other structures on hot sunny days in the summer/fall. These termites typically have a low moisture requirement and can live in warm, dry conditions for long periods of time. Termite droppings are one of the first signs of infestation. Termite droppings are elongated in shape, and vary in color, but appear granular and salt and pepper like. You might see the drywood termite swarming on a humid late summer day.

We recommend a through and complete inspection before treatments are performed. Treatment recommendations include local treatment with Premise Foam, Termidor and full house fumigation.

 

Subterranean Termites

Subterranean termites can withstand a wide range of temperatures, but usually nest and thrive in moist environments. This means that subterranean termites often nest in or near soil, and can often be found in wood with wood rot. Most of the damage done by these termites happens in foundation and structural support wood. Evidence to look for is small mud tubs around the moulding on the interior of the house. Most commonly, you will find them swarmimg in the spring and fall after a rain.

Subterranean termites are treated by treating the areas under your home or by drilling small holes around the perimeter of the structure. We use Termidor to treat your home for these termites.

 

Dampwood Termites

Dampwood termites are found in areas with a high moisture content. It is important to repair all plumbing problems promptly and to control any excessive moisture conditions such as sprinklers that may be present around the home. Treatments are not usually needed. The control measures are removing the damaged wood and eliminating the moisture source.