Termite Exterminator

Drywood Termite

McKinney Pest Control has a staff of experts experienced in getting rid of termites. We can identify the type of termite you are dealing with then quickly and efficiently get rid of it.

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 termite species, only a handful are found in the United States.

One subspecies of drywood termite is the Powderpost which is commonly found in the southeastern and middle parts of North America. This termite will often build their nests inside of wooden furniture. Western Drywood termites are another subspecies that mainly inhabit the western side of the United States.

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Drywood termite colonies tend to be relatively small in comparison to subterranean termites. Drywood termites can be worse however because they do not use mud tube, instead they burrow into the wood and create tunnels inside the wood. This makes it harder to spot a termite infestation before the termites have already done a lot of damage. Also, unlike subterranean, drywood termites do not require any contact with the soil to live.

To start a colony a male and female will burrow their way into the wood chosen for the nest. The opening through which they entered the wood is then 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 termites may also be found by their fecal pellets that are 6 sided and concave on each side. They also leave behind a fine powdering of wood which resembles fine sawdust.

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We work effectively and professionally without affecting your family or company. Termites are very small pests but they can cause a lot of damage if let alone.

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.

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