Because of Arizona’s dry heat, Drywood termite infections are a common occurrence and something you should be aware of if you are a homeowner, looking to buy a home, or are considering moving.

Meet the Drywood Termite

As their name suggests, drywood termites live in dry wood. They actually do not need to come into contact with soil to survive, which makes them unlike their many other termite species. Because they are able to receive all the moisture they might need from the wood they consume, they are able to tolerate dry conditions for long periods of time. They mainly target the wood in a home’s structural timbers, framing, furniture, and hardwood flooring. The wood they consume can be left with a very clean and smooth appearance – almost as if it had been sanded down.

Drywood Termite Infestation

This species of termite can infest various areas all throughout your home and form separate colonies throughout as well. That means they can live in your basement, attic, porch, just about anywhere. Though they prefer dry, hot areas, they have been found in northern climates, as well as homes with air conditioning.

Drywood Termite Damage

Drywood termites form smaller colonies than other species. Because of these smaller colonies they cause slower and often times less severe damage than other types of species. Their presence is often first detected by sightings of piles of hard fecal pallets called frass. A trained pest control specialist can help you identify this type of termite if you suspect your home might be infested. This specialist will also be able to advise you on the best type of treatment for this specific termite.

Chandler Pest Control

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Termite Control Arizona


CHANDLER, AZ 85286-7075

(480) 582-1219