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FLHomeOwner 08-19-2012 02:08 PM

Do I have termites? What should we do?
 
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Took up the mat by the front door and just noticed this...

Termites? Carpenter ants? Any suggestions on what to do now?

We are in central Florida and the house was built in 2004. Bottom part of house is block while top half is wood frame. The front door is wood as well...

Daniel Holzman 08-19-2012 02:15 PM

I suggest you call a local pest control company. Make sure you check out their history by calling references.

joecaption 08-19-2012 02:17 PM

It's not termites.
The type termites you would have in your area live inside the home and would not leave any saw dust behind.
Looks more like carpender ants just juding by the pictures.
Carpenter ants do not eat wood, they chew through it try to make a nest and leave behind what looks like little balls of wood.

http://www.extension.umn.edu/distrib...ng/DK1015.html

Read down to detection.


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