Termites can cause serious, lasting damage to your home. If you think you may have a termite problem, you should get a termite inspection from RBI.

There are several key pieces of evidence that we look for when we do a termite inspection:

Wood damage

If you knock your wood and it sounds hollow, it’s a surefire sign of termite activity. Termites do serious damage to your wood’s structural joints, leaving them with a rippled or crushed effect.

Mud tubes

Subterranean termites create mud tubes, their very own superhighways that connect their nests to the wood they feast on.

Evidence of swarms

When the weather starts to warm up, subterranean termites swarm to go off and develop a brand new colony.


Frass is a fancy way of saying termite droppings. Frass is made up of very small, granular pellets shaped like ovals. If termites are present, you’ll often find frass by baseboards, door frames, and windowsills.

Buckling paint

If you have subterranean termites, your paint may bubble or peel. Termites damaging drywall create access for moisture and air to get between the paint and the surface. The moisture below the painted surface can start buckling as a result.