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Subterranean and drywood

Termites are frequently mistaken by the homeowner as ants and often are referred to erroneously as white ants. Typically signs of termite infestations occur  during swarm season in March through June and in September and October. Swarming is an event where a group of adult males and female reproductives leave the nest to establish a new colony. If the emergence happens inside a building, this indicates that there is an established termite colony already existing for about 4 years and it is attempting to spread to infest other wood members of the structure.  Each homeowner should be aware of the following signs of termite infestation:

  • Subterranean termites: damaged wood hollowed out along the grain and lined with bits of mud or soil.
  • Subterranean termites: pencil-thin mud tubes extending over the inside and outside surfaces of raised foundation walls and will likely also be found in the crawlspace at the pier posts..
  • Drywood/Subterranean termites: presence of winged termites or their shed wings on windowsills and along the edges of floors.
  • Drywood termites: reoccuring piles of small wood droppings (frass) that are removed from the galleries where termites are nesting.
  • Drywood termites: damaged wood hollowed out by the feasting of the termites on your structure present usually with wood droppings (frass) which are released from termites as digested wood.

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