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What Are The Different Types of Termites?

Formosan Subterranean Termites are the most aggressive and Formosan Termite Honolulu Hawaiithe most destructive termite species in Hawaii. This termite can cause major structural damage to a home in around six months. There colony size is commonly in the millions, foraging over distances in excess of 100 meters. Swarming occurs on warm, humid evenings beginning around sundown. Swarmers are attracted to lights, with very large swarms often seen around street lights or the lights of buildings.

Drywood Termites live entirely in dry, sound wood. Unlike subterranean termites, they require no connection with the soil. These termites attack the structural wooden frames, as well as furniture, hardwood floors, and wooden articles of many kinds. Colonies are small in comparison to subterranean colonies, containing only a few thousand individuals. Because of this, infestations are often localized in areas such as door and window frames, a piece of furniture, or even a wood picture frame. Multiple colonies may be present - up to several dozen per structure.



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