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From: Ty Garoutte
Oreana, IL

I want to know if I have termites. Just purchased a home a few days ago, with a wood destroying insect inspection. No termite activity reported, however, we killed a few bugs that resemble termites and are not ants. Found a mud nest, which could be a dauber. I have a few pics. Please help!

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From: Richard Hentschel
Extension Educator, Horticulture
DuPage/Kane/Kendall Unit
trmites live underground so any insect found exposed and above ground is not likely a termite. If the nest runs with parallel tubes and often grey in color, it is likely a mud dauber. you can take your pictures to your local extension office for identification. If not known locally, they can send images out to other sources within Extension for ID.

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