Drywood termites have adapted to living without a water source. They rely solely on the moisture from the wood they eat. They are hard to spot because they burrow deep into the wood and live in the wood that they infest. Piles of saw-dust-looking material, called “frass” are a common sign of drywood termite infestation. These pellet piles are so dry-looking because the termites extract every drop of moisture from the wood they have eaten as it goes through their digestive tract.
Other signs of drywood termite activity include:
Piles of “frass” aka excrement
Discarded wings on windowsills or near cracks after mating season
Swarming of flying termites during mating season
Warped or blistered floors, walls, and doors that could be mistaken for water damage
Doors and windows that don’t open and close easily
Surfaces that sound hollow when tapped
Areas where a screwdriver can easily be poked through
If you have noticed these signs around your home, Pest Management, Inc. offers both tent or no tent solutions. Across Travis and Harris, you can count on us to get your drywood termite infestation under control.