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
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.