Termites in my Trailer
I am starting this tread to share a recent and remarkable and horrifying discovery I made. About a month ago I noticed that after moving my 1975 27' Airstream Landyacht out of its garage bay that there were some small tubes made from what looked like black greasy rust or something growing off the floor. I wasn't sure what to make of it, but I though I may have a termite problem. I swept out the garage bay and remarked the trailer two weeks ago and made an inspection last night. To my amazement there were five separate mud tubes hanging from the underside of the trailer headed to the concrete slab. I have attached the photo for your amazement. I found live termites in each of these tubes. They were coming from small holes in the aluminum belly pan of the trailer. I sprayed a termiticide in each of the holes that I found and I am hoping that will be the end of the problem.
My father is a PHD entomologist and he told me that the termites in the trailer were attempting to reach the soil as a colony cannot survive for long without contact with the ground.
I didn't know if anyone had ever seen this but I thought it was worth sharing. I will update on my progress to evict my unwelcome guests from my Airstream.