Facts Termites


Termites have been around since the time of the dinosaurs!
Termite colonies eat non-stop, 24 hours a day, seven days a week!
Termites have wings that they shed once they have found a good place to build a nest.

Termites cause up to $2 billion in damage per year!
All Termites are social insects and raise their young as a group.
The total weight of all of the termites in the world is more than the weight of all the humans in the world.

DIET

Dampwood termites like to live and feed in very moist wood.

HABITAT

Because they need lots of moisture, Dampwood Termites usually live in damp, dying wood or in houses with leaking plumbing that keeps the wood wet.

IMPACT

Dampwood termites do not carry disease and don't usually bother buildings because there is not enough water in the wood.

PREVENTION

To avoid Dampwood termites, make sure water drains away from your house and keep damp wood away from your home.