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Dampwood Termite Identification

Dampwood Termite

The winged reproductive termites are dark reddish brown and have two pairs of equal-sized wings that extend beyond the body.

Full-grown workers are soft-bodied, wingless, blind and creamy white.

Soldiers look the same as the full-grown workers, but the head of the soldier is enormously elongated, brownish, hard and equipped with two jaws.


Swarms are common in fall, especially after a rain, usually in the early evening. Damp wood termites will only inhabit wood that is saturated 22-28% in moisture and is beginning to rot. Usually they are found in old stumps, weather exposed decks, bathroom floors or tub enclosures that have severe moisture problems.


It’s usually recommended to repair/replace the damaged wood and fix the moisture issues, in lieu of insecticide treatments.

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How Do You Get Rid of Damp Wood Termites?

Getting rid of damp wood termites, also known as subterranean termites, can be a challenging task that often requires professional pest control services. These termites are particularly destructive and can cause severe structural damage to your home. 

Here are some steps to help address the issue:

  • Confirm the presence of damp wood termites through an inspection.
  • Consult a professional pest control service for assessment.
  • Use chemical treatments, bait stations, or wood replacement.
  • Ensure regular inspections for long-term termite control.
  • Implement preventive measures like maintaining gaps, removing wood debris, controlling moisture, and using termite-resistant materials.

Remember that dealing with damp wood termites can be complex, and it's crucial to involve professionals who are experienced in termite control. Termites can cause significant damage if left unchecked, so taking prompt action is essential.

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