The Termite Guy Looks for Five Main Indicators of Termite Infestations
2) Termite swarmers! Usually during the spring and fall, both drywood and subterranean termites start new colonies by swarming. Swarming termites will typically be seen flying near windows or lights.
3) Termite wings, lots of them Piles of discarded wings are a great termite infestation indicator because they shed their wings when they swarm.
4) Fecal pellets Drywood termites make fecal droppings that look like tiny hexagonal pellets, called frass, which they discharge from their nests. These droppings resemble granulated sawdust and are often found below infested wood or in small piles in attics. Seeing termite pellets will not only confirm the presence of an infestation, but also help determine where the infested wood is located.
5) Mud tubes The presence of mud tubes on the outside of the foundation will certainly indicate a subterranean termite infestation. In the case of a subterranean termite infestation take quick action because they can cause a lot of structural destruction.