Dampwood Termites on Boats

If you believe you have an infestation of termites, call the experts at A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc today to schedule a FREE* inspection of your boat, yacht, or watercraft. Although dampwood termites have one of the smallest colonies in the termite species, they are one of the largest in size and can go undetected for years. Unlike subterranean termites, dampwood termites only live in moisture-rich woods. Making your boat or yacht an ideal home for these pests.

About Dampwood Termites

There are several species of dampwood termites that can only be found in some regions of the United States. From California, Oregon, and Washington to the mountains of Nevada, Montana and Idaho, these devastating termites are swarming winged termite that can grow to nearly an inch long. Generally looking for new nesting areas between January and October.  With large heads and mandibles allowing them to burrow through most types of wood. Rotten or damp wood is their primary source of food.

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Signs of Termite Damage

Unlike other termites, dampwood termites are masters of hiding their destruction. They will burrow shelter tubes and chambers, leaving faecal pellets behind to close off entry holes. These pellets will be the same color as the wood consumed, making it very hard to find them.

 Even though their colonies tend to be smaller in size, their destruction can still be devastating to your boat. Any wood structure with high moisture content is susceptible to their appetite. Keeping your vessel clean and free of debris will lessen your chances of termites finding a new home on your boat. If you discover termites, call a professional to schedule an inspection. While there are many do it yourself remedies, boat fumigation might be your best option for complete pest control.

Calling the Professionals

A FREE* Termite Inspection should be your first step to regaining control of an infestation. At A-1 Bonded Termite an A-1 Bonded certified and licensed inspector will come to your boat to assess the level of damage. If it is determined necessary for boat fumigation, all the available information on the process will be made available. If you have any questions regarding this process, feel free to call one of our highly qualified representatives today. 

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