Dampwood Termites – Are You Exterminating the Problem or Not?

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Dampwood Termites – Are You Exterminating the Problem or Not?

Termites are destructive insects that can wreak havoc on homes and their occupants. Many people are aware of the presence of termites, due to their pesky presence in homes all over the world. But, what is a termite? Well, a termite is a social insect, which means it eats other insects. Their preferred foods are wood, leaves, seeds, and insects. If you have had a run-in with one, you know what a pain it can be.

If you are looking for answers about how to do termites live in Arizona, you can get them from the Arizona State University Extension Service website. Termites live all throughout the state but are especially common in moist wooded areas. Their subterranean colonies consist of thousands of termites who live in wooden colonies, similar to an average colony of wasps. You will find them in areas near cacti and moist deserts.

What are the different types of termites? The most common type of termites is called the Formosan termite, also known as the Arizona impaction termite. They are mostly found in moist soil near cacti and in woody, damp woods such as brush, wood chips, and dogwood trees. Other types of termites include the subterranean cards, the dry wood species, and the southern subterranean cicada. Swarmers and farmer types of termites are not as common in Arizona. The reason for this is that they live under moist deserts and mountains and are rarely seen outside of these places.

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