||Creamy white to light brown
||Long, narrow and oval
||3/8 to 1 inch long
||Primarily found coastally from South Carolina westward to Texas and up the west coast of California
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Drywood termites can be avoided by making sure firewood and
scrap wood is stored at least 20 feet from the home. Another
drywood termite treatment tactic is to seal all cracks and crevices
around the foundation of the home. Homeowners should also routinely
inspect the property for signs of drywood termites, paying special
attention to window and doorframes, trim, eaves, siding and
Drywood termites form colonies of up to 2,500 members. Unlike
subterranean termite species, drywood termite colonies do not have
a worker caste, as the work is done by immature termites before
they reach adulthood. Drywood termites usually swarm on sunny, warm
days after a sudden rise in temperature.
Drywood termites infest dry wood, like that found in attic
framings. They can be transported to new locations via an infested
piece of furniture, a picture frame, etc.
Drywood termites can chew through support beams, floors and
walls, causing expensive home repairs. In fact, drywood termites
and other termite species cause a collective $5 billion in property
damage each year.