Other termite species
There are numerous species of "subterranean"
termites that differ by region. You should consult
with local experts to find out the best way to protect
structures in your area. However, in general,
structures should be protected from subterranean
termites by a combination of soil treatment (pre- or
post-construction) and baiting. In areas with Formosan
subterranean termites (Gulf Coast, US, Hawaii,
northern Australia) you should be especially diligent
because of this termite's potential for rapid and
Drywood termites occur mostly in arid
and coastal regions, for example most of California in
the US, where they to can do significant damage. This
termite may built colonies above ground, entirely
concealed in the structure and unlike their
subterranean cousins, they do not need contact
with soil. Often, damage to cabinets and
furniture can be more significant than damage to
structural timbers (see What
are Drywood Termites?).
Dampwood termites also nest above
ground but require wood that is continuously wet.
Generally when the affected wood is made dry, such as
by repair of a collapsed foundation, the termites
disappear. However, structures in especially damp
climates may be attacked directly.