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What types of termites are in Arizona?

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The most common species of termites found in Arizona are the Desert subterranean, the Arid-land subterranean, the Western drywood and the Desert dampwood. The Arid-land subterranean termite is the most common termite in Arizona.

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Although the most damaging termite in Arizona is the Arid-land subterranean, the Western drywood termite is responsible for the most drywood termite damage. The Desert subterranean termite is found exclusively in Arizona, California and Texas. Although it usually lives in dessert plans, it is capable of doing severe damage to structures. The Desert dampwood termite is only in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. This type of termite is also more likely to live in plants.

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