What are these?

There’s little grubs inside these towers that grew overnight from deep cracks in the concrete slab after recent rains. Termites???


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4 Responses to What are these?

  1. Mary Callahan says:

    We get the same stuff on some outside furniture, breaks right off, but really weird the way it ‘grows’. We thought termites as well….

  2. jay babcock says:

    New best guess is a kind of subterranean termite. Good info here on ID and what to do: http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7415.html

  3. thomasfj says:

    Yeah it could be subterranean termites. You might want to pull a few boards off the shack to see what’s going on in the walls. The age and condition of the shack make it a prime target. The way it’s built on the slab is also a weakness for water infiltration during rains. Might need to tent it to save it. It’s really the only way.


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