Dry wood Termites
Can be found in CA, AZ, FL, AL, GA, LA, MS, SC, TX, VA. These social insects infest dry wood and do not require contact with the soil.
They form colonies of up to 2,500 members. Unlike subterranean termite species, dry wood termite colonies do not have a worker caste. The work is done by immature termites before they reach adulthood.
Dry wood termites infest dry wood, like that found in attic framing.
Dry wood termites can infest structures and cause significant damage.
Dry wood termites can be avoided by making sure firewood and scrap wood is stored at least 20 feet from the home. Because dry wood termites form new colonies by gaining access to wood through small holes, seal all cracks and crevices in a structure.