Most termite infestation is linked with soil and dampness. However, there is a class of termites that live and thrive on dry wood and undecayed wood that has a low content of moisture.
A company who does fumigation Santa Clara County based said most of these termites grow from a male and female pair that chooses any dry wood for its nest. They create openings in the wood through any existing cracks and seal this with a plug. They then excavate into the wood and create a chamber into which the eggs are laid. Nymphs hatch from these eggs, as well as the soldiers and reproductive termites. These nymphs can then create holes in the wood through which the productive termites leave to form their own nests in other locations. These holes are again sealed. The existing termites cut across the grain of the wood and create chambers with tunnels interconnecting them and rendering the wood porous and weakened. Excreta of the termites is cast out through openings in the wood and is the first sign that you have pest infestation that may require drywood termite control.
The excreted and hard pellets are unique in that they have six distinct concave surfaces. Pellets excreted by other pests will have convex surfaces. Drywood termites attack all wood products and this can result in serious damage to structures that are largely made of wood. They hide deep inside the wood and are rarely seen. Most drywood termite colonies are small because there is only one pair of reproducing termites in a nest. They can thus take years to mature and colonies are often restricted to less than a thousand termites.
Treatment and drywood termite control depend on the level of damage said a residential roofing company south jersey based. If you think your roofing and or it’s anchors are infected, there should be specialized plan for treatment. You can use a spot treatment for smaller infestations, while the more severe ones may require fumigation and often may need demolishing the structure or getting rid of the infested furniture. The burrows of drywood termites are horizontal and it is easy to follow their route and destroy them for effective control. You can find a number of pest control products to treat drywood termites, some of them being environmentally friendly. You can inject these products into the affected wood.
Wooden materials that have a number of kick out holes through which the termites’ exit or use to remove excreta are those that have been badly affected and may require more drastic treatment like fumigation, or destruction. The affected area must be covered with a tarpaulin before the gas is released, and this gas must be allowed to seep into all holes and cracks that indicate drywood termite infestation.