Drywood Termites

Color
Gold brown
Shape
Oval
Antennae
Yes
Region
Southern U.S.
Legs
Six
Size
1/2 – 1 inch
Flying
Rare winged swarms
Drywood Termites

Habits: Drywood termites form large colonies, and usually swarm on sunny, warm days once the temperature has risen.

Habitat: Named after the material they live and feed under, drywood termites are typically found under dry wood with low moisture content. This could be outdoors or indoors like in attic frames.

Threats: Unlike the eastern subterranean termites, drywood termites don’t need soil to live. They can be transported by infested picture frames, furniture, chairs, and so on.

Prevention: To prevent drywood termite infestation, make sure any firewood or excess lumber is stored away from the home and the home’s foundation. Drywood termites use small holes to gain access. Seal all cracks and crevices in your home to prevent their tactic of invasion.