What to Know About the ‘Other’ Termites – Dry Wood Termites

When you have termites in your home, they’re most likely to be subterranean termites. However, these aren’t the only kind of termite that invade NJ homes. Drywood termites are another kind of termite that can get into your home and destroy wood. You’ll need a Point Pleasant NJ exterminator to effectively rid your home of these pests.

Identifying Drywood Termites

Drywood termites have different coloring that can be a light tan, dark brown, or somewhere in between. Young drywood termites are mostly white, though. In some cases, drywood termites have wings, which are used by swarmers. Termites swarm when they’re ready to build satellite colonies. Piles of discarded wings in or near your home can indicate that you have a termite problem.

Drywood Termite Behavior

How do these termites behave compared to other termites? Subterranean termites usually eat soft spring wood, while drywood termites eat both soft spring and summer growth wood.

Drywood termites have colonies that are usually a lot smaller than subterranean termites. However, they don’t have to build nests underground for soil and water as subterranean termites do. Drywood termites don’t require as much moisture either. You might find these pests in firewood that you bring indoors or in used wood furniture.

If you need a Point Pleasant NJ exterminator for any type of termite problem, contact Allison Pest Control today. We can remove these termites before they cause expensive damage to your home.

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