Mound of drywood termite pellets and dead winged termites between the panes of a double-pane window.
Other terms for drywood termite fecal pellets include drywood termite frass, drywood termite excrement, and drywood termite droppings. We recommend that homeowners order a termite inspection at the first sign of drywood termite fecal pellets. University of California Integrated Pest Management Program explains that “Because of the difficulty in detecting drywood termites and determining the extent of the damage, do-it-yourself treatments are not recommended.” It is always recommended that real estate professionals order a termite inspection of all structures before they are listed for sale.
Reader Submitted Photos:
Readers occasionally submit photos of drywood termite dropping found in their homes. Below are some of those photos. (If you have any to contribute, please contact us!)
Drywood termite droppings, photo submitted by James of Southern California. These termite pellets fell from a cathedral ceiling and scattered on the wood floor.
The wood ‘powder’ in the photo below is evidence of wood boring beetles. This is not drywood termite pellets.