This is a very important question homeowners face sometimes. A wrong call can lead to thousands of dollars in losses. Two things are worthy of note when it comes to subterranean termites. They eat the soft part of the wood and leave the hard part. This results in strips of  hard parts of wood lined up like sheets of paper. They also bring up dirt from the soil and line it between the sheets of hard word (see picture B) When in doubt, always seek the services of a licensed termite professional.

 

Esau Formusoh, Ph.D is an Entomologist and operator of EcoPest Services, LLC.

He can be reached at: Call/text: 816-763-1818