Chandler Pest Control

If you live anywhere in the United States, besides Alaska, chances are you’ll have to deal with termites. The greatest amount of termite activity is in the Southern and Western parts of the U.S. because termites thrive in warmer climates.

Termites By Region

Drywood Termites

Drywood termites their homes in dry, sturdy wood and as they burrow into wood as they carve out sections of it – leaving behind droppings or “frass.” They’re found along the East Coast, ranging from the Mid-Atlantic states to South Florida, also along the Gulf Coast, throughout the Southwest into California. There’s even one species in Hawaii.

The Southeastern Drywood Termite is the most common – found in the South and Southeast.

The West Indian Drywood Termite is common to the South and Southeast regions. It’s the only only drywood termite found in Hawaii.

The Western Drywood Termite is found in the Western and Southwestern U.S. And occasionally in the Southeast.

The Desert Drywood Termite favors Arizona and sections of southern California.

Subterranean Termites

Subterranean Termites live underground and are the most common and destructive group of termites in the U.S.  As they burrow through wood they create a distinctive honeycomb pattern and  are able to form tunnels within softer spring-wood. They usually leave external grain intact. With serious damage the wood breaks off easily to reveal mud or soil filled galleries.

The Eastern Subterranean Termite is found in the Eastern half of the country.

The Dark and Light Southeastern Subterranean Termites are found in the Eastern and Southeastern parts of the U.S.

The Formosan Subterranean Termite is native to China. It’s the most destructive termite species found in most Southeastern states and southern California. This is the only subterranean termite species that’s found in Hawaii.

The Western Subterranean Termite is found in the West, but have also been found as far east as Idaho and Nevada.

The Arid Land Subterranean Termite is found in the prairie regions of the Rocky Mountain states. This is also the most common termite found in Arizona.

The Desert Subterranean Termite lives mostly in southern Arizona and parts of California.


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Arizona Termite Control

Contact Info:

Termite Control Chandler
2040 S Alma School Road 
Suite 1
Chandler AZ 85286
(480) 582-1219
License # 8918