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Hot Tub Room Bug Eggs

Hot Tub Room Bug Eggs
Northern Califonia Coast, Mendicino County, California, USA
June 19, 2007
Size: 1mm
Three piles of these eggs were found in an enclosed hot tub room which receives lots of sunlight. Two were on the floor and one on the windowsill. No evidence was seen of any insects in the room, other than the eggs. The room also contains plants. The piles were initially mistaken for sawdust.

Um... may be time to call an exterminator. Those look like they might have been made by termites. See

Yes, drywood termites.
Drywood termites leave pellets just like this, though I'd be happy to inspect...from the luxury of the hot tub of course:-)

No holes...
I think you are both correct, although we can't find any evidence of holes anywhere near or above the large piles. One pile was quite large, 8 inches by 4 inches.

Thank you for your time!

You're welcome.
Since termites abhor light, I suspect that at night they will open a hole, jetison the frass, and then seal the hole again....

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