As the name implies, drywood termites spend almost their entire life cycle inside of sound, dry wood upon which they feed. It is rare for these termites to leave their homes. When they do, it is in swarms to begin a new colony elsewhere. Winged adults, known as swarmers, shed wings and eject pellets.
Finding a drywood termite infestation requires looking inside the wood. The most common sign is nesting galleries that they have made. You can also spot them by their leavings: bits of wings, legs, and husks.
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The Asian subterranean termite is one of the most prolific exotic species of termite in the Florida Keys. It is believed that they arrived in a boat docked in Stock Island in the late 1990s. They have since made a habitat out of the Keys. Their most active period is in February and March--and when they swarm, it leaves a significant impact.
Subterranean termites live in the soil and build foraging tubes that lead to their food source--the wood of homes. The threat of infestation is severe, as colonies can house millions of termites at a time. Given their sheer numbers and the potential to cause structural damage, it is imperative to seek subterranean termite treatment as quickly as possible.
Request an inspection from our team today and implement a pest control plan that will protect your home, your health, and your peace of mind.
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