Termite Pictures

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Termite Picture Gallery

Termite Pictures – Termite MD Picture Gallery. Here are pictures of termites, termite tubes, termite swarmers and termite damage. These pictures will enable you to identify signs of termites when you do a termite inspection on your home.
Termite tunnels

This termite tunnel was hanging under a church in Bibb City, GA. Termites were infesting the support sill and trying to get their tunnel to hang down and connect to the soil. This would save them time when trudging back and forth delivering food to the colony.

Termite swarmming

Sometimes when you open a suspect piece of wood with your termite probing tool you will expose workers and swarmers. Swarmers are secondary queens and help the queen produce eggs until they eventually leave the colony to start their own colonies. This is how we get termites where termites never were before.

Termite tunnel

Look closely and you will see a termite tube run up the foundation wall between the brick and the blocks. This is a direct highway between the nest in the ground and the food source which is the lumber in your house.

Termite tube

This massive termite structure at the base of this brick pilaster with a tube leading into a break in the bricks has allowed termites to feed undetected for many years. This termite tunnel would have been found earlier had this homeowner had annual termite inspections.

Eifs, sythetic stucco

Termite damaged synthetic stucco, EIFS.

Termite in a dead tree

A dead plumb tree in my back yard was full of termites, as I discovered when I cut it down.

This next series of pictures is interesting as you will see Formosan termite damage and their nest inside the wall.
formosan infestation

We were called to Opelika, AL to look at some termite damage. Our tech had already had the Formosan termite species identified by Dr. Ping, a respected Entomologist at near-by Auburn University. At first it didn’t look too bad.

Formosan termite damage

Not much to see until after removing the outer trim of this heating unit,then we could see a lot of Formosan termite activity and what appeared to be a Formosan carton.

Formosan termite damage

Jerry Lenard is removing parts of the Formosan carton, but it’s tough going. We need the a/c unit removed so we see what behind it.

Formosan termite damage

These are parts of the carton as it came out. It was working alive with Formosan termites. We eventually brought out two Husky trash bags full of carton material.

Formosan termite tunnels/trails

These huge dirt termite tunnels stick out away from the wall about an inch to over 4 inches. Formosan termite colonies are much bigger than regular subterranean termite colonies and this is a prime example of how large their colonies can get.

Formosan project

If there are so many Formosan termites in this house, just imagine how many Formosans there are underground inside their colony nest. Up to ten times more than a common subterranean colony.

Jimmy Burton, a local termite inspector took these pictures of termites and termite damage.
COmmon termite tube

This is a giant termite tube connecting the food source (the wood in your house) with the termite colony in the ground. Needs treatment.
*Photo by Jimmy Burton

Many termite tubes

Termites are trying to connect the food source and the termite colony to shorten their journey back and forth. Needs treatment.
*Photo by Jimmy Burton,

Extreem termite infestation

This home is suffering severe termite damage and will need repairs made to the substructure and a termite treatment.
*Photo by Jimmy Burton

Termite tubes wrapped around duct work

Termites can make their dirt tubes stick to metal as you can see.
*Photo by Jimmy Burton,

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See pictures of termites, pictures of termite damage, pictures of signs of termites. Learn to identify termites, recognize termite damage and see evidence that termites leave behind for you can recognize a termite infestation.

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