. In fact, they love all warm weather places, like Hawaii Texas and . There is no harsh winter to freeze the little buggers, so they live here happily all year round keeping you company. Unless you happen to be one of those rare people who lives high up on Florida Haleakala Crater, where it is very cold. Or if you live in a specially built house.
1. Little pukas (Hawaiian for “holes”). Holes in the wood of your window frame, your furniture, the ceiling, your bed frame.
|Termite pukas (holes) in the window sill.|
|More termite holes and some "tracks" or "burrows."|
2. Bigger troughs and furrows, as the holes get larger and larger:
|Extended burrows through this section of wood tile in the floor. For some reason, only this particular square of wood has a lot of termite damage.|
3. Little piles of termite poop. The color will vary depending on the kind of wood they’ve been eating. The poop is very firm like little grains of evenly uniform sand. It does not feel gross, since it’s basically leftover constituents of chewed up wood that couldn’t be digested. I usually see used dark or reddish termite poop but have also seen very pale yellow termite poop under pale yellow furniture.
|A few termite droppings on the counter.|
|More termite droppings, both black and light, on the rug. It looks like ground pepper.|
4. Little translucent wings along the bathroom sink, bathtub or shower, kitchen sink, window frames, door ways, and random other places like underneath light fixtures. These are the wings of termite adolescents who have dropped their wings and are now somewhere inside a piece of yummy wood.
|Some termite wings on the window sill.|