||Creamy white to brownish
||Long, narrow and oval
||1/2" - 5/8 inch long
||Found throughout the pacific coastal and adjacent states, the desert or semi-arid southwest, and southern Florida
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As the name suggests, dampwood termites infest wood with high
moisture content. Dampwood termites are normally larger in size
than other termite species.
Dampwood termite colonies, like drywood termites, have no worker
caste. The nymph dampwood termites take care of the kings and
queens of the colony and feed the soldier caste. These termites
create a series of chambers in wood, which are connected by tunnels
with smooth walls, as if sandpapered.
Dampwood termites are usually found in logs, stumps, dead trees,
fence posts and utility poles.
Dampwood termites do not usually infest structures because of their
need for excessive moisture. However, care must be taken to avoid
attracting dampwood termites to a structure, as they can cause
serious property damage. In fact, dampwood termites and other
termite species cause a collective $5 billion in property damage