Dry Wood Termites…

This species infest dry wood and do not require contact with the soil, unlike the subterranean and Formosan termites. Drywood termites often establish nests in roof materials and wooden wall supports and can infest dead wood that may be around homes. Although they don’t require as much moisture for survival as other species, they can also be found in wood near a water source such as a leaky pipe or water heater. Drywood termites are found in the southern tier states, from North Carolina through the Gulf Coast and into the coastal areas of California.