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I'm not an expert, but they'd probably have to drill to treat a slab house and impregnate the drill holes with chemicals to kill the termites. The termites could be under the foundation. To determine the extent of the damage, you'd likely have to stab at the framing with an awl or sharp object to see if it's hollow or gives way. Also look for signs of holes, grooves (obviously), dirt or sawdust. Also, signs of water damage, since termites look for moist areas.

Ultimately, if you can open up a wall (for example, because it has paneling that can be nailed back into place), then that helps.

Also, when outside a building, look for little "mud tubes" traveling up the side of the slab, which might be active termite tunnels. You can also examine any pieces of wood that are left near the foundation to see if they've got termites under them, or were eaten in the past by termites.
 
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