Termite tube hanging from ceiling?

Question: In my living room I noticed a couple of months ago a tube hanging from the ceiling. It was about 2 inches long and maybe 1/4 inch wide. The best way to describe it is to say the tube looked exactly like cigarette ashes. There was also a pin-sized hole where the tube was hanging. Yesterday I noticed in the same spot a tube hanging that was about 5 inches long and about 1/4 inch wide and looked the same way. I have not seen any bugs. I checked the outside of the house to look for the mud tubes in case it is termites and saw a couple of lines on the base of the house. They weren’t tubes—they looked like mud lines—almost like they were drawn on the house with mud. Any ideas?  Thanks.

ANSWER: This is most likely an indication of a termite infestation. You should get the house inspected as soon as possible. Call your local Orkin Branch Office today to protect your most valued investment. A highly trained Orkin Termite Inspector will conduct a thorough whole-home inspection and develop a customized treatment plan, based on science, that best fits your needs.


Tags:



Our Pest Library

Find out more about your suspects

Our Pest Library is full of up-to-date information on termites, ants, and cockroaches as well as more than 25 common household pests. Find out more information about their behavior, habits, and other cool facts.

Do you have a questions about bugs? Submit your question below.

CONTACT INFORMATION