Do you think you have termites?
Make sure you know it's termites before you treat!
There are many bugs that look like termites, but require different control methods. This page will give you a run-down on how to identify, quantify, and treat your termite infestation. Let's start with what to look for...†
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Subterranean termites usually get into the house by making a mud tube up the side of the slab and then into either a weephole in the brick or even a crack. If you have siding they will go under the siding into the wall void. Mud is what you will be looking for first. Mud tubes outside are pretty easy to spot. Houses with a crawl space are a little different because you†need to get underneath and check the piers, pipes and siding. These are the places they will go up to†get into the house. Inside the house you will notice small mud spots on the wall or ceiling and when you wipe the mud off you will see a small hole into the wall void. These mud spots are usually small the size of a pen tip to a pencil†eraser. Sometimes when they follow a straight line it is easier to spot.†Termites are pretty tough to get rid of without knowledge and the proper tools. Tell me where you are seeing the termites and then we can see if they are easily treated or if you need some extra tools.
Help with identificationPlease use the form below to upload a photo of your insects if you need more help making a positive identification!