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ENY125: Preserving Woodenware in Beekeeping Operations

Figure 6. Subterranean termites use mud tubes to travel over exposed surfaces like hive supports. The “mud” is actually composed of soil, feces, and saliva. The tell-tale mud is the best indication of a subterranean termite infestation in your bee equipment or your home.

Credit: W. H. Kern, Jr., UF/IFAS, FLREC.