Often mistaken as part of the weathered quality of wood, spongy wood can be tricky to spot. Good thing our termite inspection team knows exactly what to look for — the muddy consistency that termites “spit” as they burrow holes into the wood, giving it a spongy feel.
Termites excrete a mud-like substance as they burrow into the wood, creating what are called as mud holes. These may be trickier to find as termites like to lodge in dark, murky areas that are beyond the reach of sunlight, but our skilled team of termite inspection experts know just where to look, depending on the specific case.
This is perhaps the most visible sign of termite infestation. Termite colonies leave behind some of their wings or pellet-like feces before they move forward to another location. The debris resembles sand from afar, but when you take a closer look they look like coarse pellets of wood.