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Do termites live in wet wood?
Last Updated: 11th January, 2020
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Likewise, are termites attracted to wet wood?
Cracked or missing caulking can cause your wooden structure to be exposed to water leading to wet, decaying wood. This, in turn, can lead to an infestation since termites are attracted to wood. Termites require moisture to survive, so this is the perfect environment for them.
Also Know, can a water leak cause termites? Pooling water But wood regularly soaked in water has high moisture content, and this could strongly attract termites seeking food. You'll have to get rid of the leak first before you could deal with the termites that might have settled in the damaged wood, if any.
Just so, how do you get rid of wet wood termites?
Step 1 - Wood Treatment With Boracare Scan your home for decaying wood or wood that have moisture issues and this will likely lead you to the dampwood termite infestation. Once you find them, you want to replace the damaged wood and treat with a borate based product Boracare.
Can termites live under water?
Termites can drown. Yes. Instead, they avoid drowning temporarily by entering an immobile state to conserve oxygen. In this immobile state, subterranean termites can survive underwater for up to 16 to 30 hours, depending on the type of termite.