Q. I work in and around Albuquerque, N.M. Do drywood termites cause trouble in this area? If so, what measures can one take to prevent damage?

A. Paul Fisette replies: Drywood termites are present in New Mexico, and they can definitely cause trouble. They are found in a very narrow region along the southern fringe of the U.S., from California to Florida. Drywood termites do not live in the ground like the more well-known subterranean termites, and they don’t multiply as fast. In the...

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