I started my inspection in the crawl space. I found a large "mud tube" right under the stove area, the exact area where the termites swarmed in the kitchen. These tubes are frequently made from mud/dirt and termite droppings and are one of the common signs of termites, especially in places where termites are found in abundance. The purpose of termite mud tubes is to provide shelter and protection from predators. They also minimize moisture loss among the termites traveling inside the tube. (subterranean termites wont survive long if exposed to the air)
I treated the termite mud tube in the crawl space with Termidor® termiticide foam, and set the customer up to have a full perimeter termite treatment done to the home. The customer was extremely happy that we were able to identify the insect, start the treatment immediately to minimize the chance of damage.