Drywood Termites live in small organised colonies (a few thousand individuals) within sound, dry wood above ground level. They need no contact with soil and do not build mud tubes to forage for food, unlike Subterranean Termite. Drywood Termites nest in dry undecayed woods that have low moisture content and also functioned as their colony site and food source. They obtained their moisture from the wood they consume or produce through metabolism. Their cuticle is also more impermeable to water loss as compared to Subterranean Termite.
Do call us if you notice the dropping of small-size fecal pellet, as this is the sign of Drywood Termite infestation!
- Remove unessential cellulose-based materials.
- Install screens in attics and foundation to prevent alates from entering and build a nest inside the wood furniture.
- Protect wood surfaces by sealing off cracks and crevices, construction scars, joints with wood putty and subsequently paint them with synthetic paint or wood preservative.