COMMON ARIZONA PESTS
Western Drywood Termite
The common name refers to its western
United States distribution and to the fact that it lives in wood
which has relatively low moisture content (12% or less).
However, it can easily be transported outside these areas in
infested furniture, picture frames, etc. Swarmer (alate0 about
7/16-1/2” (11-12.5 mm) long including wings. Color orange brown
to dark brown.
Drywood termites are non-subterranean termites; they do not live
in the ground, require no ground contact, and do not build mud
tubes. The colonies are located in the wood they eat and are of
small size when compared to subterranean termite colonies. Sign
of infestation include swarmers, shed wings, piles of fecal
pellets, termite plugs (kick out holes) which seal all openings
in infested wood.
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