Part of the reason I love my job is that there is that even after 30 years, there’s always something new to see. I’ve seen homes where every square inch was infested with roaches, come face to face with angry bees in a refrigerator, wandering opossums in crawl spaces and even a rat in a toilet. Shhh, don’t let that last one get out, I have an article about that that some people aren’t happy with. 😉
One critter that constantly amazes me is termites. I find them in places you’d never think of and in ways that make me simply shake my head. Here is a collection of pics of some of what I’ve found. If you have any that you can add, I’d love to see them & I’ll be happy to post them (with credit) right along side of mine.
I couldn’t believe it when I pulled the carpet back. Termites actually using the termite drill hole meant to kill them as an actual entry into the house.
Drywood termites in a door. The client thought the ‘insulation’ was falling out every time she opened it.
termites tunneling inside foam board insulation-in the attic
subterranean termites in the locks of a door.
These tunnels were actually coming DOWN from the attic. The colony was found in a stopped up gutter.
Formosan termites uncovered on 2nd story. They ate through large electric line. Owner wondered why the power had gone out on that side of the house.
Cedar wood playground swing. Delivered & placed on ground where it would be built. The entire stack was immediately attacked & this pic was taken just 2 days after delivery.
Massive amount of worker termites came out onto window sill and died. No treatment was done prior & I still don’t know why or how they ended up this way.
Exterior under same window. Worker termites coming out in droves & dying. No sign of why–guess I should be glad to have saved on chemical ;)
Termites in upper kitchen cabinet above island. Not a foundation wall & not connected to ceiling. You can see the living room just under cabinet. Magic?
All metal & vinyl siding shed. Well except for the studs 😉 The termites attacked those and tunnels go out in every direction looking for more food.
I’m at a loss for words on this one.I guess even a termite has to go sometime.