Facts About Drywood Termites in Arizona

April 21, 2014

Facts About Drywood Termites in Arizona

April 21, 2014

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Entomologists have discovered that there exist many different types of the termite species. There are some indigenous to the desert southwestern part of the United States that can cause major structural damage to a house or any other wood construction. The two largest termite families indigenous to the southwest are subterranean termites and drywood termites. Both of these types of termites feed on structural wood, but while subterranean termites burrow underground, drywood termites don’t need the soil to survive. The Western Drywood Termite is the leading cause of home damage in Arizona.

Drywood termites need only to access entry to a house, through cracks or crevices, and once inside they have the innate ability to set up a colony, or multiple colonies, and disperse throughout various floors and rooms of the house, over time. Even though the establishment of colonies is a slow process, drywood termites cause severe structural damage along the way by eating their way across and through the timber. These destructive pests not only cause substantial damage to the internal structure of a home, but wood floors and furniture as well.

If you’re an Arizona resident, it’s important to know how to kill drywood termites. The job is a serious undertaking and not recommended as a ‘do it yourself’ project. Proactive drywood termite treatments, administered by a termite control expert, are strongly advised in order to ensure complete protection of a home and save the homeowner a small fortune in the long run. There are several drywood termite treatments available. As each infestation is unique, a termite specialist can consider the specific structural elements of the home that have been affected, the age of the colony or colonies, and the extent of the infestation to determine which type of termite control treatment is necessary to treat the existing infestation and prevent future ones from occurring. It’s critical to address termite infestations as soon as possible with the understanding that drywood termite treatment and management may not be a one-time deal, but rather a process that can take months to complete. For more information about treating drywood termites or to schedule a FREE termite inspection from ACTION Termite Control, call (877) 556-4131 now.

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