Dampwood Termites
Common Name:Dampwood termite
Size:1/2
Shape: Long, narrow, oval
Color:Brownish
Legs:6
Wings:Yes
Antenna:Yes
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order:Isoptera
Family:Hodotermitidae
Species:Varies

DAMPWOOD TERMITES
PEST CONTROL

Termites are a group of Eusocial Insects that live in colonies. Dampwood termites are normally larger in size than other termite species. Like drywood termites, dampwood colonies don’t have workers. Younger termites called “false workers” do all the work for the colony. These termites are most dangerous insects than any other insects living in the world. These termites can destroy your house foundations, furniture, shelves etc.,
Therefore, it is necessary to take the proper steps to protect your homes from termites and get rid of them.

Diet: Dampwood termites like to feed on very moist wood.
Habitat: Because they need lots of moisture, dampwood termites usually live in damp, dying wood or in houses with leaking plumbing that keeps the wood wet.
Impact: Dampwood termites do not carry disease and don’t usually bother buildings because there is not enough water in the wood.
Prevention:

  1. Make sure all water drains away from your house.
  2. Replace any damp or damaged wood on the outside of your home.

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