Types of Termites in South Florida
Many different types of termites make their home in South Florida. Among the most prominent are Drywood termites. Independent of the soil, they create colonies that can thrive in dried out wood. Dywood termite colonies consist of thousands of termites. Drywood termites gain access to your home through infested furniture, or small cracks in doors and window frames, soffits and facia.
Another common type of termite found in South Florida is the subterranean termite. Unlike drywood termites, subterranean termites need the soil to survive and live in colonies underground, but build mud tunnels to reach above-ground food (such as cracks in the building's foundation); they also swarm and create new colonies. Other types of subterranean termites include the formosan subterranean termite, which may put your home at a risk of fire due to its destruction of cables and wires. Subterranean termites are usually most active in the spring, but South Florida's warm climate may play host to these critters all year round especially if it's a particularly rainy season.