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THERE ARE TWO MAJOR TYPES OF TERMITES
1. Subterranean Termites:
Subterranean termites build their nests underground, damaged wood usually has an accumulation of soil or mud within the tunnels of the wood they are eating.
The nest is usually found below ground. Nests may be found above ground, but only when sufficient moisture conditions are available to support the above-ground nest and the colony is old and well established.
Live in colonies underground, from which they build tunnels in search of food (Cellulose); able to reach food above the ground level by building mud tubes; dependent on moisture for survival. Diet consists of wood and other cellulose material.
Signs Of A Subterranean Termite Infestation
Swarmers (Alates): A subterranean termite infestation begins when warm temperatures and heavy rainfall trigger an established colony to send out a swarm of winged termites. Swarms consist of winged reproductive males and females. After mating, swarmer termites land and shed their wings, leaving them in piles that resemble fish scales. If there are piles of wings on windowsills of your home/office, check to see if they are all the same size. They could be termite wings especially if they are all the same size.
2. NON-SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES:
A) Dampwood Termites:
Dampwood termites do not typically nest in the soil. They will invade wood that is on the ground, especially if it is decaying. A pair of winged swarmers starts a colony of dampwood termites. They find a suitable piece of wood and make a chamber in it. They produce a few eggs the first year. Colonies are usually small, but in ideal conditions dampwood termite colonies can become large. Damage
Damage Wood that dampwood termites have damaged usually looks clean and smooth inside. They often eat across the grain, especially in wood that is decayed. Frass
The dampwood termites sometimes use their fecal pellets to seal the galleries where they live from the outside air. If the wood is fairly dry, the fecal pellets may fall to the bottom of the gallery. If the wood is very damp, the fecal pellets may stick to the sides of the termite galleries.
Large winged swarmers, winged males and females, are produced for the purpose of mating and starting new colonies. . Because moisture is critical to these termites, solving moisture problems is an important part of dampwood termite control. Plumbing problems, leaks in roof or siding, wood that is touching the ground and even rainwater drainage are all examples of situations that may need to be addressed. After the moisture conditions have been corrected, the damaged wood can be replaced. It is sometimes necessary to use treated wood. Termiticide treatment in the wood is necessary.
B) Dampwood Termites: Create colonies in wood, with no connection to the ground necessary; often found in attic wood; need very little moisture. They feed on Wood and occasionally other cellulose material.
Drywood termites extract as much water as possible from the feces to conserve it. The result are very distinct fecal pellets called frass. They are a hexagonal and all are a similar size of 1 mm long. The termites kick them out of their tunnel. Annual inspections are an effective means of preventing major damage to your home.