Drywood Termites Phoenix Arizona

Discovering Drywood Termites in Phoenix can be a serious situation.  Western Drywood Termites can be found throughout the Valley of the Sun.  They are considered by many to be the most destructive species in North America.  Fortunately infestations from this type of termites is not as common as other species.  If you have a problem with Drywood Termites we can help.  Bills Pest Termite Control is Arizona’s Termite Experts.  We provide an array of eradication options that are safe, effective and affordable.

“Every home in Arizona should be inspected for termites at least once a year!”

Termite Treatment quoteThe most destructive termite species in the United States is  Western Drywood termites. They can be found infesting trees and homes throughout the Metro Phoenix area. This menace thrives in warm weather cities like Phoenix.

Unlike the more common subterranean termites that live and feed in soil, they establish comparatively small, but destructive colonies within wood members. 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. Most homes in the Phoenix area are constructed with Douglas fir wood. This wood provides more than enough nutrients and moisture for all species of Drywood termites.

“Every home in Arizona should be inspected for termites at least once a year!”

Drywood Termite InspectionThe surest signs of drywood termites in your home are the presence of winged swarmers and/or fecal pellets accumulating along baseboards. 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. Termite colonies can go years without being detected. Therefore, the only way to truly determine their presence is to have a professional termite inspection at least once each year. Bills Pest Termite Control provides those inspections FREE.

Unlike their distant cousin’s subterranean termites, drywood need no contact with soil. They start the swarm season by flying from mature colonies to create new homes in unprotected wood or neighborhood trees. During the summer months homeowners are advised to watch for “flying ants” that are attracted to light and shed their wings.

Treatment Options

Drywood Termite Treatment PhoenixTreatment methods can vary depending upon location, age and severity of the infestation. New and small infestations can be addressed by simply replacing infested wood. Infested wood that is accessible is best treated with a liquid application while inaccessible and severe infestations may require fumigation with gas.

If you have or suspect drywood termites it is best to have an experienced exterminator inspect your property. Not all termite inspectors have the license and/or experience to deal with drywood termites. Often less experienced inspectors will miss the signs of drywood termites or mis-identify the species.

Inspections

Every home in the Metro Phoenix area should be inspected for termites at least once a year. Especially homes recently treated or with a termite history to ensure against re-infestation and continued damage. FREE Termite Inspections can be order @ 602.308.4510 or online here. For more information about Drywood termites give us a call.

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