Pest Database - Dampwood Termites As the name suggests, dampwood termites infest wood with a high moisture content. Dampwood termites are normally larger in size than other termite species. Bodies of king and queen dampwood termites range in size from 1/2 inch to 5/8 inch long and have two pairs of wings that are equal in size and shape and extend beyond their abdomen. Nymphs range up to 5/8 inch and worker dampwood termites are up to 3/4 inch.   Habits Dampwood termite colonies, like drywood termites, have no worker caste. The nymph dampwood termites take care of the kings and queens of the colony and feed the soldier caste. Habitat Because of their need for excessive moisture, dampwood termites are not often found in structures. Threats Dampwood termites do not usually infest structures because of the low moisture content of wood in structures. However, care must be taken to avoid attracting dampwood termites to a structure. Prevention To avoid dampwood termites, make sure downspouts and gutters are diverted well away from the structure, and avoid prolonged contact between a structure and large areas of moisture, such as ponds or snow drifts.
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Kelly’s Exterminating Service, Inc. 926-A Shelton Beach Road Saraland, AL  36571 251-675-4236 Fax Number:  251-675-4283
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Pest Facts Color: Brownish Legs: Six Shape: Long, narrow, oval Size: 3/4 - 1 inch Antennae: Yes Flying: Yes Region: WA, OR, CA, NV, ID, MT, FL
Dampwood Termites Dampwood Termites
Pest Database - Dampwood Termites As the name suggests, dampwood termites infest wood with a high moisture content. Dampwood termites are normally larger in size than other termite species. Bodies of king and queen dampwood termites range in size from 1/2 inch to 5/8 inch long and have two pairs of wings that are equal in size and shape and extend beyond their abdomen. Nymphs range up to 5/8 inch and worker dampwood termites are up to 3/4 inch.   Habits Dampwood termite colonies, like drywood termites, have no worker caste. The nymph dampwood termites take care of the kings and queens of the colony and feed the soldier caste. Habitat Because of their need for excessive moisture, dampwood termites are not often found in structures. Threats Dampwood termites do not usually infest structures because of the low moisture content of wood in structures. However, care must be taken to avoid attracting dampwood termites to a structure. Prevention To avoid dampwood termites, make sure downspouts and gutters are diverted well away from the structure, and avoid prolonged contact between a structure and large areas of moisture, such as ponds or snow drifts.
Kelly’s Exterminating Service, Inc. 926-A Shelton Beach Road Saraland, AL  36571 251-675-4236 Fax Number:  251-675-4283
Kelly’s Exterminating Service, Inc. 18475 S. 3rd Street Citronelle, AL  36522 251-866-3030
Copyright Kelly’s Termite and Pest Control Service.  All Rights Reserved.  Website Design and Hosting by North Mobile Internet Services, Inc.
Click here to Schedule Service
Pest Facts Color: Brownish Legs: Six Shape: Long, narrow, oval Size: 3/4 - 1 inch Antennae: Yes Flying: Yes Region: WA, OR, CA, NV, ID, MT, FL
Dampwood Termites Dampwood Termites
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