Termites eat materials containing cellulose (eg.wood) from the inside out leaving behind only the paint or just the last few millimetres of the material that you can literally put your finger through (see side photo).
Now, look very closely, what you are looking for is speckles of different shades of brown which is the digested timber and commonly you may find what looks to be mud of some discription. Remember, if it looks unusual…..investigate it!
If you are finding these speckles of different shades or brown, any type of mudding or of course active termites, it is always recommended that you leave the area as undisturbed as possible and contact us at Conquer Termites Gold Coast so that a thorough termite inspection can be conducted which will give you the full scope of the situation at hand.
Personal and professional recommendations will be made and treatment options provided with your best interests in mind.
Contact us on 0459 166 396 to arrange a full termite inspection and we look forward to investigating and protecting your home.