Q & A – How Do You Tell If It’s Termites?


There are several signs that can indicate the presence of termites. Here are some common signs to look out for:

  1. Mud tubes: Subterranean termites build mud tubes as they travel through soil or across exposed surfaces. These tubes provide a protected environment for the termites to move around and can be seen extending from the ground to the foundation of a building.

  2. Wood damage: Termites feed on cellulose in wood, so look for signs of damage to wooden structures, such as sagging floors, hollow-sounding wood, or visible tunnels or grooves in the wood.

  3. Swarmers: Winged termites, known as swarmers, are reproductive termites that fly out of their nest to mate and start new colonies. Spotting swarmers indoors or outdoors is a sign of a termite infestation.

  4. Frass: Drywood termites create small piles of fecal pellets, known as frass, which can be found near the entrance to their nest.

  5. Discarded wings: After swarmers mate, they shed their wings, which can be found in small piles near windows, doors, or other entry points.

If you suspect that you have a termite infestation, it’s best to contact us and we will help. 615-220-1933.


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