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Subject: What insect creates this hive?
Location: Ghana, West Africa
January 13, 2016 10:32 pm
I live in Ghana, West Africa. A bug i cant identify creates this at a particular spot in my home. It takes the bug about twelve hours to create this tube-like hive.When I remove it I find tiny little white insects.Their sizes, about a third of a maggot and too small and white to get a clear photo.
The dark part of the wall is only a stain from smoke . Thanks
Signature: AOA

Termite Evidence

Termite Evidence

Dear AOA,
We believe this is evidence of Termites.

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Subject: What’s this? Termite pellets or silverfish poop?
Location: Celing light hole
January 7, 2016 4:50 pm
I found these seed like things while I installed a new celing light. They dropped off the floor everywhere.. I collected a sample on the tape. Have our termite severe guy came to check it out, I was told they are not termite pellets, the inspector saids that they look like silverfish poop… I have no idea about how silverfish poop looks like.. Can anyone take a look at the picture and see if it’s not termite pellets?
Signature: Email

Termite Pellets

Termite Pellets

WE believe these are Termite Pellets, similar to what is illustrated on Termites.Com.

Termite Pellets

Termite Pellets

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Subject: What are these little guys?
Location: Austin, TX
May 9, 2015 11:38 am
Hi Bugman,
We found this “nest” high up in our bathroom attached to a wall. Underneath it in the bath tub were a bunch of dead little worm looking things. We cleaned it up and wiped it down last night before going to sleep, but could not get a tiny amount of the black stuff off the wall. Sure enough, over night, the “nest” grew back to it’s prior size and once again the bathtub was full of the bugs. What is this and how should we get rid of it? Thanks!
Signature: Kate

Evidence of Termites

Evidence of Termites

Dear Kate,
You have Termites.  See this image on All Experts which resembles your “nest”.
  Here is another similar looking image from BugGuide.

Termites

Termites

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Subject: Bug identification
Location: Suffolk, VA
April 7, 2015 1:22 pm
We get these bugs every spring for a few days. They seem to come from under refrigerator and make their way to back door. What are they?
Signature: Dee

Swarming Termite Alates

Swarming Termite Alates

Dear Dee,
Are you a homeowner?  You have Termites, and by your description, we imagine you have a very healthy colony feeding on your home.  These are swarming Termite alates, the reproductive males and females, and once they mate, they will begin a new colony, perhaps in another part of your home.  You should probably seek professional assistance.

Thank you for responding.  Will have to have someone come out.  Would we be seeing little black ones without wings?

Worker and Soldier Termites are generally white and blind and they generally don’t leave the nest.

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Subject: Eggs identification
Location: Southern California
March 6, 2015 11:06 am
Just found these eggs coming out of a hole in my couch. Any idea what this is???
Signature: Jennifer Palumbo

Termite Pellets

Termite Pellets

Dear Jennifer,
We don’t believe these are eggs.  We believe they are Drywood Termite Pellets, the name used for the fecal droppings.  According to the Clemson University site:  “Drywood termite colonies are sometimes noticed when their droppings or fecal pellets are found around the infested site. These termites make small, temporary openings, “kick-out” holes, from which they push out fecal material. The holes are later resealed. Fecal pellets are about 1/16″ long. They may be black, cream colored or a combination, giving them a “salt and pepper” appearance. Fecal pellets are often found in piles like tiny stones. Each tiny pellet has six dented sides but this can only be seen using a magnifying lens.”
  The Termites are probably feeding on the wooden frame of the couch.

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Subject: Identification of termites
Location: Benin West of Africa
February 7, 2015 10:54 am
Please i need your help to identify four (4 ) termites that i collected from different Geographical site in the country Benin (West Africa).
I collected them for a scientific research and i need to identify them to discuss my result.
I thank you in advance and i look forward to have any feed-back.
Signature: Best regards, Dima

Soldier Termites

Soldier Termites

Dear Dima,
We are posting your images of Soldier Termites, and we will attempt some research.  Perhaps one of our readers will write in with a comment, and it is not unusual for us to get an identification many years after posting images, so we would advise you to comment on the posting so anyone writing in can reach you more directly.

Soldier Termites

Soldier Termites

Soldier Termites

Soldier Termites

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