Termites cause immense amounts of damage to property all over the country. There are three types. You might see tubes made out of mud that run from an underground nest to a wood source. That's a sure sign of Subterranean Termites, the most common variety. Drywood termites live in the south and prefer dry wood, while Dampwood termites live in the west and seek wet homes. Most termites are white and sightless.