Month: April 2015

Termites

Bug Police

Did you know that there are four types of termites? They are Dampwood, Drywood, Formosan, and Subterranean.

1. Dampwood Termites: These termites are normally larger in size than other termite species. Dampwood colonies don’t have workers. Younger termites called “false workers” do all the work for the colony. Dampwood termites like to live and feed in very moist wood. Because theses termites need a lot of moisture, they usually live in damp, dying trees or in houses with leaking plumbing that will keep wood wet. Dampwood termites don’t usually bother buildings if there is not enough water in the wood. To avoid Dampwood termites, make sure all water drains away from your house and keep damp wood away from your home as well.

2. Drywood Termites: They form colonies of up to 2,500 members. Drywood Termite colonies, like the Dampwood termites, don’t have workers. Younger termites, called “false workers”, do…

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