Monday, 2 September 2013

11 Amazing Facts About Drywood Termites

WHAT ARE DRYWOOD TERMITES?


Drywood termites as the names says live on eating drywood in old homes and abandoned furniture.
This classification of termites mostly look white in color like the following picture

white colored drywood termites
Here are Drywood Termites busily feeding on wood.

HERE ARE SOME AMAZING FACTS ABOUT DRYWOOD TERMITES THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND :

  1. By their name, drywood termites nest above ground and do not require moisture and soil contact. These termites infest on dry wood and mostly feasting on wooden furniture and fixtures.
  2.  Their swarm is significantly smaller than subterranean termites which could start with 50 workers and growing to 3000 in over 15 years.
  3. Due to the colony’s size, a considerable structural damage to properties could take years to happen however giving a blind eye to early signs of infestation could prove detrimental later on.
  4. The Western drywood termite is found primarily along the coastal regions. 
  5. They are active throughout the southwestern states, mostly populating: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada. Drywood termites do not live in the ground and do not build mud shelter tubes.

Drywood termites fly into a structure and infest wood directly. It isn’t uncommon for the drywood termite to re-infest old termite damage. 

  1. You’ll commonly find them around: Window frames, eaves, attic space, sub-area crawl spaces, at the rafter tails, and other wood trim.
  2. When the colony is approximately 4 years old the queen will trigger a swarm, releasing hundreds of termites from the colony to re-establish new nests. 
  3. Typically, they swarm about mid-day on sunny, warm (80 F) days. Their swarming season occurs during September and October.
  4. The signs of infestation include: Scattered wings, piles of fecal pellets, soft or damaged wood, live or dead swarmers’.
  5. Drywood termites eat across the grain of the wood, creating chambers or galleries. Drywood termites are slower then their cousin, the subterranean termite, nonetheless, they can cause severe structural damage.

    DAMAGE DONE BY TERMITES IN A HOUSE VIDEO :



    EXTERMINATOR STARTS DETECTING TERMITES USING ADVANCED WAYS 



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