Creamy white to golden brown; long, narrow, and oval; 3/8 to 1 inch in length
Diet: Drywood termites eat cellulose found in wood, vegetation, and lumber used in structures.
Habitat: Named after the material they feed on and live in, drywood termites infest dry wood with low moisture content. No connection to the ground is necessary, so they can be found outdoors or indoors, like in attic frames. They can be transported to new locations through infested furniture, such as a chair or picture frame.
Threats: Like many termite species, drywood termites can invade different areas of a structure that results in significant damage as well as cosmetic damage.
Control: To prevent drywood termite infestation, make sure any firewood or excess lumber is stored away from the home and the home’s foundation. Drywood termites use small holes to gain access, so seal all cracks and crevices to prevent entry.