Drywood Termites


formal_name
Family Kalotermitidae
description
These social insects infest dry wood and do not require contact with the soil.
color
Lite Brown
legs
6
shape
Long, Narrow, Oval
size
3/8" - 1"
antenanae
True
region
habits
They form colonies of up to 2,500 members. Unlike subterranean termite species, drywood termite colonies do not have a worker caste. The work is done by immature termites before they reach adulthood.
habitat
Drywood termites infest dry wood, like that found in attic framings.
threats
Drywood termites can infest structures and cause significant damage.
prevention
Drywood termites can be avoided by making sure firewood and scrap wood is stored at least 20 feet from the home. Because drywood termites form new colonies by gaining access to wood through small holes, seal all cracks and crevices in a structure.
catagories
pest_category_id
11
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