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Got termites?


Why do consumers need expert representation? Because that stuff on the garage floor looks like dirt to you.


6 Comments so far

  1. Robert Worthington October 11th, 2011 4:35 pm

    Car troubles?

  2. Mark Ciochon October 11th, 2011 5:03 pm

    I have never seen termites just build their tunnels right in the middle of a garage? Was this a abandoned home or what is the story? Also, what is with the gaps in the floor? Very interesting.

  3. Greg Swann October 12th, 2011 8:27 am

    The house is an REO. It’s plausible that it has been vacant for two years, maybe longer. The gaps in the floor are expansion joints, common in garages here. There were tunnels all along the interior walls of the garage, but that trail on the floor is like the I-95 of termite tunnels. I’ve never seen one that big before.

  4. Teri Lussier October 12th, 2011 1:18 pm

    On some level I greatly admire termites and their (de)construction skills. They just keep on keeping on- they have a goal, they are going to reach it regardless of how much pesky concrete flooring they have to work around. “Do or do not, there is no try.” -Yoda (who must have seen a few termite mounds in that swamp he called home).

  5. Greg Swann October 12th, 2011 2:27 pm

    > On some level I greatly admire termites and their (de)construction skills.

    I’m with you. Drywood Termites are better at killing houses, and fire and water are always going to keep the short head to themselves. But Subterranean Termites are indefatigable change agents.

  6. Ryan Ward October 13th, 2011 10:10 am

    I actually had them in my house last summer. They tunneled under a driveway to an internal wall. No exterior signs whatsoever. When our bond was up for renewal, the termite guys found them through a small crack looking up through an unfinished section of the basement. Sometimes, they aren’t as obvious as these little monsters pictured above!