I started to clean up my basement and found some issues. There is a place by my foundation that I can see light through and is filled with spiderwebs. Its on my to do list to fill with some of the minimum expanding foam. Its a "partially exposed" basement and the area I am talking about is where the foundation turns into a short wall with the rest being the wood part of the house. While someone else was over I asked what this funky looking stuff on my basement wall was. I thought it was saw dust and mud or some kind of construction goop that was spilled. He was like that looks like something the bugs did.
So I get online and start doing research about termites and sure enough thats what it is. They are the little mud tunnels that they build to get places. Most of it looks like "exploratory tunnels". There are a few paths going up to the floor above but they are very small. There was also a few running up the partially exposed wall. We discovered a few more tunnels by pulling out the insulation. Some of the boards do have mud and dirt splattered on them which I still assume is most likely from construction. The good news is that I broke a few chunks in different places and they appear to be in
The house was built 6 years ago. The realtor had mentioned termites have been found in the area. I also found out recently that termites were found in a house down the road. I'm a bit spazzed that these little bastards are or were chewing on my house. The good news is that I checked little places in the different tubes and they are totally dry and appear to be inactive. The boards around the foundation are treated so thats a good thing too.
If they are active or not I want to get the treatments anyway. Termidor sounds like the best solution. I guess it last for years and does truly get rid of the problem. Will stop other bugs too? I do wonder how safe it is for pets though. I called orkin but hear reviews that go both ways. I just want a proper treatment and get a idea on if they have done any major damage.