FAQs about Drywood Termites from Steve's Termite and Pest Control in Sarasota, FL

Drywood Termites

Drywood termites form colonies of up to 2,500 members. Drywood Termite colonies don't have workers. Younger termites, called "false workers", do all the work for the colony.


Drywood Termites eat wood, wallpaper, plastics and fabric made from plants.


Drywood Termite colonies are usually found in dry wood and they do not require moisture or contact with the soil.


Drywood termites can build nests and dig tunnels in buildings. These tunnels cause major damage because the wooden support beams can become weak and make the building lean or fall down.


Make sure firewood and scrap wood is stored away from your house. Seal all cracks and crevices around the outside of your home.