Will termites eat drywall?
A reader e-mailed in this question:
"part of my bedroom wall is drywall and there is one place where there is sandy stuff coming out of a hole something has made in the wall. a freind said it might be termites but I didnt think theyd eat drywall and its only a small spot. help me."
Yes, termites will eat drywall (also called sheet rock). They will
really eat pretty much anything based on wood, because it has
something called cellulose inside, which is what termites need in
order to survive.
Your description sounds exactly like you have a termite problem. Termites will push waste and feces out of holes in their colony, and it looks like little pellets or sawdust.
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