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Damp Wood Termites
The Dampwood termite is not commonly found in Michigan. When they do appear in Michigan, it’s typically through shipments of lumber, but they are unable to adapt to these colder environments and quickly die off. These termites are more commonly found along the Pacific Coast, the Gulf Coast to Florida, and the Southwestern U.S.
The Drywood Termite are rarely found in Michigan and, like the Damp Wood Termite, only arrive through the shipment of lumber and furniture from the West Coast. These termites are most commonly found in Southwestern part of the U.S.
The Eastern Subterranean Termites are wood destroyers that go through a complete metamorphosis. They can be winged or wingless and form free-standing mud tubes in basements or crawlspaces on the interior or exterior of the foundation. Eastern Subterranean Termites are a colony species that nest under the foundation and then tunnel up to the house. These termites can enter through a crack 1/32 inch wide. They require moist soil conditions and can communicate through their pheromones and trophallaxis. It typically takes 2-3 years for a new colony to become established and they usually lay 6-12 eggs to batch. Many customers in Northern Michigan often think they have termites when in they really only have swarming and/or flying ants.