There are a wide variety of termite species that are indigenous to Arizona. Some are more destructive than others. Two of the most destructive are the Desert Subterranean termite and the Western Drywood termite. Here’s some more information on each species.

Drywood Termites

The Western Drywood termite species is indigenous to the southwest and also accounts for most of the damage that occurs in the homes of Arizona. Their colonies are smaller than another common species in Arizona, the Desert Subterranean termite. These colonies only house around 2,000 termites per nest, but tend to develop new colonies more frequently than the Subterranean termite. This breed usually infests the timber of a home. They do not need a lot of moisture to survive and can thrive in timber that has less than 12 percent moisture content.

Subterranean Termites

The species most commonly found in Arizona is the Desert Subterranean termite. A colony can house over 300,000 insects. Usually these colonies are made up of reproductive termites that eventually will leave the colony in order to establish a new one. It’s not uncommon for several colonies to be found on the same property. Desert Subterranean termites can literally destroy a home, feeding on timber and causing tens of thousands of dollars worth of structural damage over time.

Treatment of Drywood and Subterranean Termites

Drywood termite infestations usually calls for the infested wood to be treated with a specialized treatment as well as baiting. Subterranean termite infestations will require a professional to treat. A professional will apply a combination of baits and also maybe liquid treatments to entry points into your home. A termite control specialist will be able to help asses what type of species you are dealing with as well as what treatment will be the best to help ensure your home is safe.


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