NAME: DAMPWOOD TERMITE
LIKES: Dead plants and wet wood
HIDEOUTS: Wood in contact with ground
SKILL-SET: Colonies can reach 4,000 individuals.
Know your termite…
All species of termites have evolved to survive environmental extremes.
The high precipitation levels we have in the Portland Oregon and Vancouver Washington areas provide breeding conditions for the dampwood termite.
They’re just as much of a problem to homeowners as their subterranean cousins.
It’s vital to get a positive ID on the type so our professional employees can treat the problem accordingly…and we’ve got some useful guiders to help you.
Both eat wood and destroy your home and both have one queen per colony which can lay tens of thousands of eggs in its lifetime, so which is which?
Double Easy! The way we can tell these two species apart is by the way they build their colonies and the way they use the wood of your home…
Dampwood termites are found in areas with damp or soaked wood, hence their name.
They can invade damp wood that’s touching the ground and make chambers in it.
Just as with the subterranean type, if the conditions are optimal colonies of dampwood termites can become very large and can cause extensive property damage.
If you have a dampwood termite infestation you might see signs of:
- Internally smooth hollowed out wood structures
- Hollow-sounding walls
- Piles of shed wings
But by the time you see these signs it’s more than likely too late for you to do anything about it using just shop bought extermination control like termiticdes.
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If left uncontrolled the situation will quickly get out of hand.
Our skilled employees use the same slow acting, non-repellent material they use for ants and other social insects. It is also best to remove the infested wood and address the problems that are causing the wood to get wet in the first place.
When you know what dampwoodtermites love and how they get about it’s easy to control their return. We guarantee our pest control services with a ONE-TIME treatment that is cost effective and environmentally safe. But we also want to help you identify risks to future infestations, so why not try the following:
- Address plumbing issues
- Avoid areas of standing water
- Remove deadwood or decaying timber
- Don’t let wood on your property contact the soil
- Keep gutters clean
- Check pipe and electrical conduit openings and seal up
And one more thing
Dampwood termites need moisture to survive. This makes them marginally easier to treat than the other species.
Eliminating their source of water from pipes and roofs can prevent repeat infestations.
What’s more, if you keep piles of debris, soil or wood that could potentially become wet or rotten, then moving this to a safe distance from your property will also prove a good line in home defense.