Detection and Treatment Of Drywood Termites

Drywood termites are mysterious bugs and finding them can be challenging. They nest and live deep within undecomposed wood that has a very low moisture content. Unlike other species, drywood termites do not require any contact with the soil to be able to feed and live.

And, due to this ability, they could create huge problems for homeowners. If you want to get rid of drywood termite you can visit

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An observant homeowner may have the ability to detect the existence of unbidden guests by detecting their fecal pellets, but ascertaining the amount of infestation still needs the skills of a termite professional.

As a termite inspector with many years of expertise, I usually begin my visual inspection by carefully searching for structural damage, discard wings or fecal droppings. Are the pellets hexagonal in shape, and about 1/8 inches long? It's an unmistakable indication of infestation by drywood termites! But judging from frass alone, it is tough to determine whether the infestation is now active.

A few final words about treatment verification. It may be tricky to immediately report a successful treatment as drywood termites are hidden deep inside the wood they infest. A swarm within a few years of treatment may be indicative of an incomplete extermination. Another worrying sign is the new accumulation of pellets.However, old droppings may continue to drip from wood after successful extermination also, if, for example, the wood is subjected to vibrations.