Build their colonies above ground in the wood of your home. They tend to choose roofs, eaves, walls and crawlspaces. Unlike their cousins, the subterranean termites, drywoods don't need contact with moisture in the soil. Moisture comes from the wood they eat. They are hard to find because they don't forage for food and stay within the colony. Discovery of their fecal pellets are the first signs of infestation. Drywoods are difficult to remove because they stay above ground making perimeter and baiting systems ineffective.

Nesting underground in the soil, they can enter your home via mud tubes that provide shelter as they make their way indoors entering through small cracks in your home's foundation. Signs of infestation include; the presence of swarmers, wings, mud tubes, or visibly damaged wood. Other areas of concern include; overgrown vegetation, wood chips, plumbing fixtures, utility access points as they make excellent breeding grounds for growing colonies. Signs of infestation you can look for are dropped wings during swarming, waste near doors and windows and lastly, mud tubes running up walls and hanging from ceilings.