Dampwood termite is a pest of forest trees and attack damp and decaying woods.
- They form pipes and thus degrade logs for various timber use.
- This species will attack timber in contact with the ground such as poles, fencing and weatherboards.
- It does not attack buildings unless there is timber soil contact. This termite requires damp and decaying wood to initiate the attack
- It does not make runway tunnels as in the case of subterranean termites.
- The elimination of damp conditions and the removal of decayed wood in contact with the soil eliminate hazard where this species is involved.