I have a pile of sand and something else on the inside of the outside wall. Is it ants or termites
I saw swarming termites a few weeks back, but not near this wall. We are sprayed early for ants and this is a new CMU exterior wall home.
Hi, ants and termites can nest in, around and underneath our houses. yes underneath as well! Pile of sand cannot clearly tell whether it is termites or ants. Have a closer look during the day. If there is a tiny que from the pile and leading to somewhere (on closer look you will see tiny insects marching to and fro from the pile)...then they are the ants. Ants are always on the go during the day time (sometimes at night too if they are inside the warm environment of the house).
Termites on the other hand are harder to see around the pile of sand they have created. However if there are small lines of sand branching out of the pile or anywhere near the pile (looking like branches) then they are definitely termites. Get a professional to get rid of them immeditely. They can eat away at the base of the house and do a lot of damage to wood and other material as well.
So just look for this difference...ants are marching in and out their house atleast during some part of the day and termite holes have branches like a tree (they may be short branches and may be long and widespread).
Hope this helps. Let me know. Best of Luck
by Catherine Tally 4 years ago
What is your biggest challenge with summer pests?Whether insects, garden pests, or houseguests who never leave ( lol ,) how do you handle it?
by Aficionada 6 years ago
Why do ants like to come into the kitchen when the weather's cloudy outside but not when it's sunny?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|