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Effective Elimination of Drywood Termites in Big Pine Key

Don't let drywood termites destroy your structural timbers, furniture, picture frames, and handrails at home. Call Hammerhead Termite Control for effective pest control treatments, including for drywood termites in Big Pine Key. Our experienced exterminators will perform fumigation services to eradicate these destructive termites.

Termite Reproduction

Drywood termites spend almost their entire life cycle inside of sound dry wood, which they also feed on. These termites rarely leave their homes, but when they do, it is in swarms to start a new colony elsewhere. The swarmers, or the winged adults, lose their wings when they mate. The mated queen will then find a gap or hole to enter, eventually becoming the location of a new termite nest where she lays eggs.

Drywood Termite Identification

Here are some of drywood termites' characteristics that you can look out for:

  • Color: Creamy White to Light Brown
  • Antennae: Yes
  • Legs: 6
  • Shape: Long, Narrow, and Oval
  • Size: 3/8 to 1 Inch Long
  • Region: Primarily Found Coastally from South Carolina Westward to Texas and up the West Coast of California

Signs of Infestation

Finding drywood termite infestations requires looking inside pieces of wood. However, spotting drywood termites' droppings and leavings, such as bits of legs, husks, and wings, is also a sign of their infestation. We recommend you immediately call us once you see one of these signs to avoid further damage they can cause to your home.