Drywood termites (along with subterranean termites) are some of the most destructive types of termites that you could have in your home. This particular type of termite lives in dry wood (as the name suggests) and travels alongside a colony.
These termites have three growth stages: adults, immatures, and eggs. They are larger than
common subterranean termites, although, drywood termite colonies are generally much smaller comprising of just a few thousand termites.
One of the primary differences between drywood termites and subterranean termites is the fact that the drywood species has a much slower growth rate. Their colonies develop at a much slower rate and some people even choose not to control a problem because of this slow growth rate.
Drywood termites are a lot less common compared to other types of termites such as subterranean. The main reason for this is that they are only found in southern states; they need a warm and dry climate to survive, sometimes the climate even needs to be tropical.
Nonetheless, drywood termites can be very damaging to your property and you should do everything that you can to prevent an infestation. An easy way to spot an infestation is through fecal pellets. There are a number of ways for you to eliminate a drywood termite problem, with two of the most popular ways being through wood replacement or fumigation.