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Aloha from your Absolute Ohana! Dry wood termites can be a real problem for homeowners. Did you know our termite heat treatment offers a natural and effective solution with a 1-year warranty and no chemical residue or potential health concerns! It's the perfect alternative to traditional localized treatments. Our process heats the affected area to 120 degrees for 30 minutes, providing a non-toxic solution that's safe for your family and pets. Trust us to take care of your termite problem with our natural heat treatment.

Dry Wood Termites:

Fact: Dry wood termites are a common type of termite that can cause significant damage to wooden structures. Unlike other types of termites, dry wood termites do not require contact with soil and can infest dry wood found in homes and buildings. It is important to regularly inspect and treat wooden structures to prevent infestations and damage caused by dry wood termites.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dry Wood Termites: 

Dry wood termites can be a serious problem for homeowners here in Hawaii. Below are some frequently asked questions about dry wood termites:

Q: What are dry wood termites?

A: Dry wood termites are a type of termite that live and feed on dry wood. They can cause significant damage to wooden structures in homes and other buildings.


Q: How do I know if I have dry wood termites?

A: Signs of a dry wood termite infestation include piles of small, pellet-like droppings, discarded wings, and hollow-sounding wood.


Q: Can I get rid of dry wood termites on my own?


A: While there are DIY methods for treating dry wood termites, it's often best to hire a professional pest control company to ensure the infestation is completely eradicated.


Q: How can I prevent dry wood termites from infesting my home?

A: Preventative measures include keeping firewood and other wooden materials away from the home, sealing cracks and crevices in the foundation, and ensuring proper ventilation in attics and crawl spaces. Maintaining proper termite preventative treatments and keeping your home fumigated every 5 years. 

Q: Why do termites eat wood?

A: Termites eat wood because it provides them with the necessary nutrients and energy to survive. Wood contains cellulose, which is a complex carbohydrate that termites can break down with the help of microorganisms in their gut. This process allows termites to extract the nutrients they need from the wood to thrive. 

Justin Duny Licensed & Certified Termite Specialist Says:

Termites can be a serious problem for homeowners here in Hawaii.

" Termites can cause such extensive damage to properties, that it can cause partial or total collapse. If you're fortunate enough to have never dealt with termites consider yourself lucky."

Termites can cause significant damage to homes, with an estimated cost of $5 billion to $10 billion per year. To protect investment, it's important take steps to prevent termite infestations. In fact, some states require termite protection on new homes as part of their building codes. For example, all homes in Hawaii are required to have some form of termite protection.


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