Dry Wood Termites

Asked July 21, 2014, 1:04 PM EDT

I have had dry wood termites swarming in my house this summer. What is the minimum amount of time the termites have been living in my house, given that they are swarming?

Harris County Texas integrated pest management

1 Response

It is hard to say "what is the minimum amount of time the termites have been living in your (my) house" since the drywood termite swarmers are attracted to light and can enter homes from the outside.

I have attached a link to a Texas A&M Publication on drywood termites.
http://urbanentomology.tamu.edu/publications/pdf/viewpdf_6.pdf

If that link is bad please go to this link for information.
http://urbanentomology.tamu.edu/wdi/termites/drywood.html

I hope this answers some of your questions.