Dampwood termites have a cream-colored body with reddish brown to blackish head. They are very large in size, ranging from 1/2-inch to over an inch in length. They like the Subterranean termite, feed on wood and wood products. They burrow tunnels through wet, decayed or damaged wood. In homes, they are most often found in wood damaged by leaky pipes, damaged gutters, poor ventilation, or other areas of excessive moisture. Colonies will also expand into dry wood as populations grow. The large size distinguishes the Dampwood Termite. Dampwood termites infest wood with a high moisture content.