In nature, termites provide a valuable function, converting dead trees and other plant materials into soil-fertilizing humus. But termites can’t tell the difference between dead trees and structures built from dead trees; it’s all just food to them. This, of course, creates a problem for wooden buildings.

[Animalia > Arthropoda > Insecta > Isoptera]

Please click on one of the following types of common termites for more information.


Western Drywood Termite

Incisitermes minor
Dampwood Termite

Dampwood Termite

Zootermopsis angusticollis; Z. nevadensis

Subterranean Termite

Reticulitermes hesperus

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