Dampwood Termite

Category: Termites

Scientific Name: Family Hodotermitidae



Color: Range in color from white to brown

Size: 1/2 of an inch to 5/8 of an inch in length

Region: Found in Southern Florida, Pacific Costal and neighboring states and the desert or semi-arid areas of the southwest.

dampwood termite

Important Considerations:

  • Termite species cause over 5 billion dollars in damage to structures every year.
  • Dampwood termites need moisture to survive.
  • Due to their need for moisture, Dampwood Termites don’t usually infest structures, but can cause extensive damage if they do.


Where to Find Them on Your Property?

Dampwood termites are often found wood with moisture. They are known to be found in fence posts, dead trees, logs, stumps and utility poles.