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Drywood Termite

Ant
Yellow/Black
Color
7/16 inch
Size
6
Legs
Very Not
Danger
SCHEDULE MY INSPECTION Drywood Termites range from light yellow to black and have clear or smoky gray looking wings. They grow to become approximately 7/16 inches long. One thing you'll notice about Drywood Termites are that their wings have three heavy veins along the front edge of the forewing with cross veins near the tip that looks like trapezoidal shapes. The big issue with Drywood termites is that an infestation can go undetected for years and they could be causing permanent damage to your wooden floors, walls and structure of your home. They are hardly seen unless they are repairing work or infesting homes. If you happen to see them, it will most likely be during the fall and summer months when the flying adults, also known as swarmers, are usually out.

Signs of Infestation:

Termite infestations are one of the most costly pest damages across the United States. Once termites invade your home, it is extremely difficult to get control of the situation using over the counter traps. If you have a termite infestation, there are a couple of things you will notice. When the temperature warms up, especially after heavy rain, you will start to see swarms of termites hanging around wooded areas. These colonies will continue to mate and produce more colonies that will eventually end up in your home. Another thing you will see with a Drywood termite infestation are fecal pellets which are also referred to as frass. They are approximately 1 mm long and shaped like a hexagon. If you start to see mounds of frass piling up, this will be a tell tale sign of an infestation. Letting a drywall termite infestation occur can cause thousands of dollars of damage to the wood structure of your home so it is advised that you call a professional immediately. The pest technician will be able to determine what kind of termite you are dealing with by looking at the infested wood.

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