Are these termite droppings. If so, can I do some sort of localized treatment?

This house was tented in the past 4 years. This is the only place I’ve seen any kind of pest.

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Updating this question with some new images, since there was some confusion about the context. Here is an establishing shot: enter image description here

Here is a close up of the suspected frass: enter image description here

Here is a close up of the top of the window, where I speculate the frass is being pushed out of the wood and falling onto the sill below: enter image description here

  • Have you ruled out the plant right next to your problem as a possible source?
    – Olivier
    Jan 19 at 19:16
  • @Olivier the droppings were there before the plant was. Apr 16 at 18:52

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It's hard to say for sure as the photo gives to size reference but I think these are mouse "pills" or dropping and not termites.

Set a couple of mouse traps after cleaning this up and you will know.

  • Mice . I have had termites three times and never saw "droppings". Jan 18, 2021 at 0:55
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    This is a windowsill. These are pretty small. Too small for mice, I’d think. Jan 18, 2021 at 2:08
  • Look like tiny seeds. Has the window been open?
    – Chris
    Jan 18, 2021 at 5:58
  • Looks like insect frass, but termites dont run around in the open. Jan 18, 2021 at 9:46
  • Changing my vote to cockroaches; too small for mice. May 20 at 15:52

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