Drywood termites typically live, feed or nest on undecayed wood with low moisture content. They do not need to have contact with soil in order to survive. This means they can seriously damage wooden furniture pieces. They are typically found from Virginia southward to Florida and along the Gulf of Mexico and from Mexico around the Pacific Coast.
The termite’s pellets are hard and have six distinct surfaces on its sides. They typically enter the wood itself from a crack in the wood itself or in a joint. Drywood termites typically invade a home from an infested piece of furniture. These termites are less harmful then subterranean termites because they are less widespread, but they can cause damage to structures such as furniture, telephone poles or piled lumber.
Treatment to control drywood termite infestation includes structural fumigation from a trusted professional or localized spot wood treatment.