Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Pacific Dampwood Termite

I don’t think I’ll clean the spider webs from our house windows. They have been catching flying termites—Pacific Dampwood Termites, Zootermopsis angusticollis. Fortunately these termites live in wet wood. Usually they only damage homes where wet wood is in contact with wet ground. These termites are found from southern British Columbia to California, Idaho, and western Nevada. Colonies do not usually move to new locations. When a colony gets big, however, swarms of about 50 termites fly in search of wet, rotten wood (Wikipedia).

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