Unlike the more common subterranean termites that live and feed in soil, drywood termites establish comparatively small, but destructive colonies within dry pieces of wood. This wood provides their colonies with all the moisture they need. It is common to find multiple drywood termite colonies within the same wooden structure.
The surest signs of drywood termites in your home are the presence of swarming or active termites and/or hard, elongated oval fecal pellets. These are normally found below small holes created by the termites to rid their galleries of the fecal material. However Drywood termites can be present without any signs. Therefore, the only way to truly determine their presence is to have a professional termite inspection at least once each year. Bills Pest and Termite provides those inspections FREE.