Termite tunnels on the ceiling look like a small stick or twig hanging down. They are easy to see on a white ceiling but they can be so small, that they’re also easily overlooked.
Termites love to eat wood so why, you ask, would they eat through a ceiling? The drywall used in ceilings contains paper and cellulose, and paper is made of wood. And frankly, termites aren’t that picky. They’ll eat through many things and build tunnels to travel and live in. These mud tunnels can appear on walls and hanging from ceilings. They are trying to find more places to eat.
Check Out the Ceiling
To find mud tunnels, scan your walls and ceilings occasionally for signs of termites. They can make mud tunnels that hang from ceilings that range from a tiny dot to several inches long. On walls and ceilings, the mud tunnels appear on the surface and look like water damage.
Recognize the Termite Mud Tunnels
When you think you’ve found evidence of termites, get a stepladder and take a closer look. The tunnels can resemble a stick or small elongated nest like a wasp would make. They are brown or gray in color.
Get the Termites Treated
Call an exterminator for termite treatment. They usually can knock down the tunnels easily and push a screw into the ceiling and spray the termites, which then carry the poison back to the colony.
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