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Does subterranean termites become drywood termites?

Does subterranean termite treatments help control drywood termites?

Any tips to help control drywood termites?  Thank you!

Hi Joo!

Those two types of termites are actually two different species! The subterranean termites are strictly underground termites that only enter wood touching the soil. Dry wood on the other had can enter the wood anywhere and like to venture deep in the wood.

Dry wood termites are different from other common termite species because they are able to live in dry, un-decayed wood without any requirement for contact with the soil. For this reason dry wood termite control is fairly straightforward. Ground treatments are not needed in the case of dry wood termites.

Best ways to treat:
Spot Treatments
Localized Wood Treatments

One of the most effective dry wood termite treatments by far.


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