These termites are well established in Louisiana and Florida, but occur in infested furnishings in other states at times, as likely transients in infested wood products. They require very little moisture content in the wood and will infest furnishings directly without soil contact. The wood may be reduced to a powdery substance, and the fecal material is very small and powdery, falling easily from exposed chambers. The workers may even cement fecal pellets together to form shelter tubes in which they can travel from one piece of wood to another. Swarming is at night in the early evenings, peaking in mid-spring but possibly continuing until the fall. Colonies are small and only a few alates will swarm at any one time. Colonies have relatively few soldiers, and there is no true worker caste, as all the nymphs become either soldiers or alates.
Control is by either fumigation of structures or infested objects, or by injection of a residual insecticide into the galleries in the wood.