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10 Little Signs Your House Has a Big Problem

Bob Vila Logo By Glenda Taylor of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 10: They may look innocent enough, but these little spots signal a long battle ahead. Even if they're just a grouping of small dots on the wall, each no more than 1/8 inch in diameter, they’re anything but innocent. In fact, they're probably flying termite exit holes, and they could be a sign of an active termite infestation. Flying termites chew exit holes through drywall to allow young termites to escape, then other termites fill the holes with a plaster-like substance made of wood fiber and their own feces. If you find termite exit holes, call the exterminator—pronto. Related: 8 Things the Exterminator Won’t Tell You for Free

Tiny Holes in Drywall or Wood

They may look innocent enough, but these little spots signal a long battle ahead. Even if they're just a grouping of small dots on the wall, each no more than 1/8 inch in diameter, they’re anything but innocent. In fact, they're probably flying termite exit holes, and they could be a sign of an active termite infestation. Flying termites chew exit holes through drywall to allow young termites to escape, then other termites fill the holes with a plaster-like substance made of wood fiber and their own feces. If you find termite exit holes, call the exterminator—pronto.

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