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Drywood termites differ from other termites because they live in wood and don’t need contact with soil. They get their moisture from humid air and are common in coastal areas. These pests are good at hiding and can be hard to detect until they have caused significant damage to your home or furniture.


You can identify drywood termites by their size and appearance. Soldiers are about 95mm long, while reproductive males and females can be up to 1.27cm long. Their colour can vary from pale brown to light yellowish tan to dark brown. Winged termites have clear or smoky grey wings. All adult drywood termites have thick oval waists and short legs.

The life cycle of drywood termites starts with swarmers – reproductive males and females that leave their colony to establish new ones. However, only a few find a mate and a suitable nesting site.

After settling in their new home, the king and queen mate periodically to develop the eggs laid by the queen. These eggs hatch within weeks into immature termites that are cared for by their parents until they moult twice and become workers. These workers then forage for food to sustain the colony.

Drywood termites are a type of termite that can build their colonies within wood and other cellulose materials without needing to be connected to the ground. They are often found in dry areas with low moisture levels, such as attics.

These termites get their nutrition by breaking down wood particles and absorbing the nutrients. Worker termites feed the king and queen first before feeding the alates and young.


Unlike other termite species, drywood termites don’t need moisture or soil to build their nests. Instead, they can extract water from wood sources and even produce water through digestion.


Drywood termites risk structures containing cellulose, such as support beams, flooring, and walls. If left untreated, termite infestations can cause significant damage and result in expensive home repairs.

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To prevent drywood termites from infesting your home or business, it’s essential to take preventative measures such as sealing all cracks and crevices. In addition, if you detect these pests, addressing the issue quickly is crucial to avoid expensive termite treatments.

Tom’s Pest Control Canberra offers affordable and effective drywood termite control services. Our well-trained, licensed technicians use safe and effective techniques to completely eradicate termite colonies from your property. With our help, your home or business will remain free of drywood termites long.

Don’t let these pests damage your property – trust us to eliminate them permanently.

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If you are looking for reliable solutions to your drywood termite problems, contact Tom’s Pest Control Canberra. Our team of experts is ready to provide you with a free quote for our top-quality termite inspection services.

Frequently Asked Questions 

How can I prevent drywood termites from infesting my home or business?

To prevent drywood termites from infesting your home or business, it’s essential to take preventative measures such as sealing all cracks and crevices. Regular inspections by a professional pest control service can also help detect and prevent infestations.

Can drywood termites infest furniture?

Yes, drywood termites can infest wood or other cellulose furniture. If you suspect an infestation in your furniture, it’s essential to contact a professional pest control service for effective treatment.

Are there any natural methods for controlling drywood termites?

Natural methods may help prevent drywood termite infestations but may not eliminate existing ones. A professional pest control service can provide safe and effective treatment options.

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