As a resident of Florida, you are likely well-aware of the variety of pests and insects that may end up on or in your property. Florida may be known as the “Sunshine State,” and pests are also known to enjoy the warmth and sunshine of our state. One of the most devastating pests to discover in your home that are quite common to Florida is the presence of subterranean or drywood termites. It is critical that you get rid of drywood termites as soon as you suspect that they may be present in your home or property.

At Biotherm Green Solutions, our Florida pest control experts have the knowledge, skills, and specialized equipment to detect drywood termites in your home, identify the signs of the termites, and eliminate them from your Florida home or property. We know the damage they can cause to the wooden objects in your home, and we want to ensure that the damage does not worsen.

Our team has years of experience in the pest control industry, so we are well-versed in drywood termite control and offer the best treatments for drywood termites in the business.

Drywood termites will not vacate your property on their own, so it is imperative that you have a pest control specialist come to your home and take care of any drywood termite infestations using the most advanced, state-of-the-art drywood termite treatment available.

What Are Drywood Termites?

Drywood termites, unlike subterranean termites, do not require access to the soil in order to flourish and multiply. They live in and feed on wood, and this makes them particularly attracted to walls, hardwood floors, attics, and furniture. Their colonies are significantly smaller than subterranean termites, so evidence of drywood termites may be slower to manifest itself.

How Are They Different from Subterranean Termites?

Subterranean and drywood termites have significant differences, and the most important of these differences is the need to live in colonies in underground tunnels within loose, damp soil. When there are subterranean termite colony infestations in your home, you can recognize the activity as appearing similar to water damage on walls and ceilings. Signs such as buckling wood, discolored drywall, and bubbling paint may point to subterranean termite infestations.

Signs of a Drywood Termite Infestation in Hardwood Floors and Drywall

The first step in drywood termite control is identifying the signs of the pests in infested wood. If you are noticing that the wood in your home seems to be weakened, it is wise not to ignore the possibly infested wood.

Although you may not see termite eggs or the maze-like structures that adult drywood termites create as they drill holes in the wood, they will certainly make their presence known eventually. The longer the damage continues, the more unsafe your home or property can become.

Here are some of the most common signs that you might have drywood termites living in infested wood:

  • Drywood termite swarmers: Reproduction for the western drywood termite is done by flying from one place to another in the warmer months. They are called swarmers and may be visible in your home.
  • Termite wings: Swarmers will eventually shed their wings in the locations that they decide to inhabit.
  • Clicking noises: When drywood termites consume the wood in your home (walls, furniture, hardwood floors, wooden objects), they tend to emit a disturbing clicking noise.
  • Visible presence: If you see light brown ants crawling on a dry wood surface, you may have an issue with drywood termites. They are unlikely to be ants.
  • Termite droppings: An unfortunate side effect of drywood termite galleries infesting your home is the presence of fecal pellets. The termite droppings appear to look like sawdust on exposed wood, but it is clear evidence of termite damage.
  • Hollow or weak timber: While the evidence of drywood termite infestations are difficult to see on walls, timber that make up your hardwood floors and wooden furniture can appear to be obviously weak, hollow, or light.

If you have noticed any of these common signs of drywood termites, contact an experienced pest control company to help you get rid of drywood termites and keep them away.

Treatment for Drywood Termite Infestations in Florida

As we have already discussed, drywood termites and subterranean termites are quite different so that treatment options to get rid of drywood termites will be different than other termites. Since soil contact is not necessary for drywood termites, there is no need to treat the soil around your home.

When you have damaged wood that is clearly the result of drywood termites, some of the most effective localized treatments for controlling drywood termites include:

  • Structural Fumigation
  • Whole Structure Heat Treatment
  • Spot Treatments with Chemical Pesticides
  • Spot Heat Treatments and Shock Waves
  • Liquid Nitrogen Treatments


Any and all of these treatments for drywood termites should always be performed by an experienced and professional pest control company such as ours at Biotherm Green Solutions. It is also important to contact the professionals because a localized treatment in one area of the home may not necessarily reach another infested wood patch just a short distance away.

Contact Our Drywood Termite Extermination Experts

At Biotherm Green Solutions, we take an individualized approach to each client’s termite issue. We will evaluate your home, determine the extent of the damage, and develop a wood treatment plan that best suits your needs. Our drywood termite experts are dedicated to completely eradicating these pests from your home so that you and your family no longer have to worry about failure in your wooden structures or further serious damage.

If you are concerned about the structural integrity of your home as a result of a drywood termite infestation, contact Biotherm Green Solutions. We are happy to provide you an evaluation of your home, discuss the localized treatments we have available, and provide you with all of the information you may need to make the best decision for your home.

Call today for a free consultation and to schedule your no-obligation inspection!