I saw something on the outside wall. Looks like mud tracks and it goes from the ground to the siding. I want to know if its mud tunnels or not. How can I upload the photo to let you see and tell me the answer. Can termites fly or jump ? How can I know my house has termites or not ? Thanks.
If you have a photo, just e-mail it to us and we should be able to tell if the quality is good enough. I also suggest you read through our TERMITE CONTROL ARTICLE which explains in great detail most anything you need to know if you want to find out more about this pest.
As you will learn, termites will many times build these tunnels through which they travel to access wood (food for termites). The tunnels protect them and can go unnoticed for long periods of time. And many times they will abandon tunnels so even if you aren’t seeing any “live” termites, if the house hasn’t been treated since the tunnels were first discovered, it’s generally thought the activity is “new”. At that point a thorough application is usually the best way to proceed.
For now, I suggest you read our article. After you learn more about them you can decide if you want to do some treating yourself or hire a professional. If you have further questions or concerns, you can always give us a call toll free too at 1-800-877-7290.