Although a much less common pest, drywood termites are encountered from time to time.

  • These termites live and breed in the wood that they are infesting. They are not indigenous to our area but are here to stay.
  • Most activity has been discovered in the Rio Grande river valley, but other infestations have been found away from the river.
  • The colonies are small and take quite some time to cause much damage.
  • Damage and activity is usually discovered by the small six-sided fecal pellets that they kick out of their galleys.

Treatment Tactics

Treatment solutions for drywood termites will vary greatly depending upon the nature of the infestation and structure. Complexity and cost of treatments will vary from simple spot treatments to comprehensive tenting and structural fumigation. Take a few minutes to look at the pictures on this page.