Type of Termite Species
- Subterranean Termites
- Drywood Termites
- Dampwood Termites
- Garden Termites
Termites are known to be a destructive pest as they consume cellulose by feeding on dead or alive plants and wooden structures. Termites lives as a colony and have a long lifespan of decades for queen and 1-2 years for the others on average.
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Sign of Termites infestation
Subterranean termites build mud tubes to tunnel through from the ground to start invading your home. The mud tubes acts as their protection barrier from dehydration as well as their predators.
Mud tubes consists of chewed wood, feces and soil which is also known as carton.
Drywood Termites do not build a mud tubes like Subterranean termites. They nest inside the wood that they infest on as they do not require soil contact.
Subterranean termite droppings are usually moist and also used to incorporate into mud tubes.
Whereas for Drywood termite, their droppings known as Frass, are dry as they extract most of the moisture using rectal pads before excretion.
As mentioned, Drywood Termites do not build mud tubes, the droppings will usually appear near to the wood that they infest on.