Jul 182011

McKinney Pest Control has a staff of experts on getting rid of your termite (and other pest control) problems. As your local exterminator, we can identify the type of pest you are dealing with then quickly and efficiently get rid of them.

Termite Control: Drywood


Drywood Termites live in dry wood and therefore can be found in everything from wooden rocking chairs and bookshelves to hardwood flooring or walls. Of the hundreds of dry wood species, only a handful are found in the United States.

One subspecies of the Drywood is the Powderpost termite which is commonly found in the southeastern and middle parts of North America. The common name for this type is the furniture termite because they will build their nests within the furniture. Western Drywood are another subspecies that mainly inhabit the western side of the United States.

Their colonies tend to be relatively small in comparison to subterranean. However, the danger lies in that there can be multiple colonies within a single dwelling and rather than living in tubes and huts, they live in the wood itself and will tunnel along the grain of the wood. Also, unlike subterranean, they do not require any contact with the soil to live.

Drywood termites begin by working in teams. A male and female pair will work their way into the wood chosen for the nest. The opening through which they enter the wood is sealed with a plug of brown cement-like material about 1/8-inch in diameter. They then excavate a chamber behind the plug where the queen lays the first eggs.

The Drywood can be found by their fecal pellets that are 6 sided and concave on each side. They will also leave behind a fine powdering of wood which resembles fine sawdust.

Solution To Your Problems

Here in our company, we work effectively and professionally without affecting your family or company. Termites are small, but they can be very alarming when taken lightly. They deal very serious damage to house and business structure

McKinney Pest Control provides both removal and prevention to existing structures as well as pre-construction homes and businesses. Your safety is our priority.

Call us at (214) 620-0921 today to find out how you can protect your home or business today!


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