Termite Exit Holes

In order to address a drywood termite infestation, exit holes should be located. Drywood termites nest and thrive inside the wood on which they feed, constructing elaborate mazes and gallery chambers within walls and furniture. When a colony matures and produces reproductive termites, workers create small holes to allow them to exit. Locating these holes can assist in identifying the location of a termite infestation.

Subterranean termites often leave no exit holes. Instead, homeowners should seek signs of mud tunnels near the structure’s foundation. These tunnels are constructed of mud, feces and saliva and are used to protect worker termites as they journey above ground for food.