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Difficult to Eradicate
Drywood termites generally live (feed and nest) in undecayed wood which has a very low moisture content. Unlike subterranean termites, they do not require any contact with the soil in order to live. Thus, they can seriously damage movable wooden objects such as furniture. In the United States, drywood termites are found in a narrow strip from Virginia south to Florida, along the Gulf of Mexico and from Mexico to northern California on the Pacific coast.
Drywood termites, as their name suggests, only infest dry wood and are often introduced into residential dwellings and commercial buildings via infested furniture or other wooden objects. Small swarming flights occur during April through July, frequently after rains. Winged adults are dark brown and about 1/2 inch long. The white, soft-bodied nymphs remain in the galleries and are not seen unless the wood is broken open.
Although they pose no health risk to people or pets, drywood termites may attack wood products of all kinds. Structural timbers and woodwork in buildings, as well as furniture and other wooden objects, may be damaged. Although serious damage is done to buildings and other wood products in some areas of the U.S., these termites are usually less injurious than subterranean termites simply because they are less widespread.
Drywood termites are not a pest problem that most people are successful in resolving on their own. Contacting McCall Service at the first sign of an infestation is the ideal way to eradicate termite activity and prevent future termite problems.
At McCall Service we take all pest problems seriously and are committed to helping you as soon as possible. In most cases we can respond the same or very next day.
Because of their nature it is difficult to prevent drywood termites from taking up residence on your property and that is why many of our clients choose our termite control for their homes and businesses in Tampa, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, and throughout Florida. Contact McCall Service at the first sign of a drywood termite infestation.