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Termites are an exceptionally destructive pest. A colony can quickly threaten the overall integrity of your home and cause significant structural damage. One of the tell-tale signs of an infestation is the presence of termite tubes, thin tunnels of mud-serving as a pathway from the insect colony to their food source.
If termites’ tubes are dry and crumble on contact, then the termites may have moved on. However, even if it’s dry, there is no guarantee they are gone. Dried-out tubes may indicate that the termites used that tube as a point-of-entry and are now elsewhere inside your home. Active tunnels will still have busy termites present, or at the very least still, be damp. Removing any or all parts of a termite tube will not eradicate the threat. It’s essential to keep in mind that the tunnels only serve as an outward symptom of a much larger issue beneath the surface.