How can I tell if I have an Asian subterranean termite infestation?

Asian subterranean termites are a highly destructive pest that can cause significant damage to homes and buildings. Early detection of a termite infestation is essential to minimize damage and prevent the spread of the colony. In this article, we will explore some signs to look out for if you suspect an Asian subterranean termite infestation.

Mud Tubes

Asian subterranean termites build mud tubes or tunnels that they use to travel between their colony and food sources. These tubes are made of soil and other debris, and they can often be found on the exterior or interior walls of a home. If you notice mud tubes on your walls, it is a strong indication of a termite infestation.

Flying Termites

Another sign of an Asian subterranean termite infestation is the presence of flying termites or swarmers. These winged termites emerge from their colony in large numbers to establish new colonies. If you see a swarm of flying termites around your home, it is a strong indication of an infestation.

Wood Damage

Termites feed on wood and other cellulose-based materials, which can cause significant damage to wooden structures in a home. If you notice any of the following signs of wood damage, it could be a sign of an infestation:

  1. Hollow-sounding wood
  2. Peeling or bubbled paint or wallpaper
  3. Wood that is soft or easily punctured
  4. Cracks or splits in wood

If you notice any of these signs, it is important to have a professional inspection to determine the cause of the damage.


Asian subterranean termites produce frass, which is a combination of termite droppings and chewed wood. This frass can often be found near termite infestations and can look like sawdust or small pellets. If you notice any frass near wooden structures in your home, it could be a sign of an infestation.

Tapping Sounds

Termites are known to make tapping or clicking sounds as they chew through wood. If you hear any unusual sounds coming from wooden structures in your home, it could be a sign of an infestation.

Asian subterranean termites can cause significant damage to homes and buildings, making early detection essential. If you suspect a termite infestation, it is important to contact a pest control professional for an inspection and treatment.



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