When clients call me for a termite inspection, they tell me that they often check under the house, so they'd be surprised if I find anything. Well termites can be very sneaky little beggars & a cursory look won't always find them. Most pest controllers that have been conducting termite inspections develop a kind of 6th sense for finding them & after more than 30 years in the business, I feel I fit that box.
Recently I was conducting a rodent service at this house in Killarney Heights & when I was beneath the suspended slab front entrance, I noticed a bit of termite mudding on the wall. I opened it up & found live termites. I spoke to the client & asked if I could further investigate & I made a small hole in the foundation wall & found the soil under the pathway had compacted & left a small void [See pic 2] When I looked inside the void, I could see a large termite mud tunnel tracking up the wall. [See pic 3]
The termites had done little damage at this point, but if I hadn't found it, they would've done significant damage.