Signs of Termite Infestation

Hollow-sounding wood

Hollow-sounding wood: Termites prefer to be in dark, humid environments.They do not typically feed on the surface of wood, but rather the inside where they cannot be seen. In fact, the wood’s surface might appear smooth, even if termites are inflicting damage. If wood sounds hollow when tapped, it may be because termites are eating the wood from the inside out.

Groups of winged insects

Groups of winged insects (“swarmers”) or discarded wings: Reproductive termites called swarmers take flight to create new colonies. Subterranean termites typically swarm in the spring, whereas drywood swarms are less predictable. If you see a swarm of insects or groups of discarded wings, contact Termite Right for a free inspection right away.

Mud tubes on exterior walls

Mud tubes on exterior walls: Subterranean termites build mud tubes on surfaces, such as a home’s foundation, to provide moisture while they are searching for food. These tubes are small, yet a clear sign of drywood termite infestation.

Frass: Termites produce wood-colored droppings called frass as they eat their way through infested wood. These droppings are commonly referred to in the industry as “pellets” due to their size and shape.