Can you tell the difference between drywood termites and subterranean termites? These different species of termites have unique characteristics and may require distinct control methods. The main difference between them is that drywood termites do not require contact with any soil and infest dry wood, while subterranean termites need contact with soil or water on order to survive and are much more dangerous as their colonies can develop up to 1 million strong. If you have either in your home or on your property, it can lead to a disaster.
Subterranean termites – appear more like an ant as they have a soft body with no eyes and are typically no longer than a centimeter. They contain a single thick, dark vein that runs parallel to the top of the wing.
Drywood termites – contain wings and have a more complex system of veins, usually at least three or four in each wing.
Subterranean termites – have a large society with a king and queen and subordinates – soldiers or workers. The soldiers guard the royal couple. The queen is up to 10 centimeters in length and the king slightly exceeds her size. Her lifespan is about fifteen years. A few millions of termites appear during their reign.
Drywood termites – occur in small colonies in isolated wood pieces. Multiple colonies can infest a structure simultaneously. Late Spring and Summer months are the peak season for winged drywood termite swarming flights.
Whether you find Drywood Termites, Eastern Subterranean Termites or any other termite species, it’s time to call in the professionals before the termites destroy your home or building. Unfortunately, home treatment with topical sprays from the home supply stores don’t have the reach or strength to control infestations.
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