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tigahbruh
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Is this a sign of termites?
Image: https://imgur.com/kgp0Y4Z

Image: https://i.imgur.com/kgp0Y4Z.jpg

I've seen a few little mud mounds like this in spots next to paving, usually 3 or more feet from my slab.
I have a termite contract and after inspections, they've never mentioned signs before.
If it is a sign, I may call them, but would rather not if it is obviously something else.

What say you, H&G Board?



CE Tiger
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re: Is this a sign of termites?
Mess with the mound and see if you see any insects. I’d say that’s not termites. The trails I had were a lot narrower and more of a tube
This post was edited on 11/30 at 9:50 am


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Paul Redeker
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re: Is this a sign of termites?
Could be mole crickets.


Art Vandelay
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re: Is this a sign of termites?
My vote is for mole crickets. Looks just like the dirt spots I had on the edge of my driveway. Took a few applications of talstar but I seem to have them under control

Go outside in the evenings, you’ll know if it’s mole
Crickets. They make a very distinct chirp
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hungryone
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re: Is this a sign of termites?
Looks more like worm castings (left on surface by worms at night) or some burrowing insect's dirt balls excavated from its tunneling.


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gumbo2176
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re: Is this a sign of termites?
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Could be mole crickets.


That would be my guess. Being 3 ft. from the house and in the form it is in the pic, that looks nothing like termite infestation.

Subterranean termite tunnels are fairly slim and are found on slab, pier, etc. surfaces from the soil up to where they can actually make entrance into the structure.


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re: Is this a sign of termites?
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Could be mole crickets.


this ^^^^

we used to call them bo weavels


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tigahbruh
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re: Is this a sign of termites?
Thanks, fellas. Feel alot better about it now


bluedragon
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re: Is this a sign of termites?
Termites are very easy to spot.

Head - body ....no breaks

ants

Head body thorax or tail Three segments.


Lou the Jew from LSU
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re: Is this a sign of termites?
Looks like pinworms. Don’t really do damage but can leave a mess.
Depending on how large that hole is, could be mole crickets. Use a granular insect control.


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Me Bite
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re: Is this a sign of termites?
Not termites


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