HONOLULU - It's Termite Awareness week, and Terminix released the list of Top 50 Termite-Infested Cities in America -- and Honolulu was pretty high.

Termites tend to remain out of site and can cause major damage before homeowners realize there's an issue. The average cost of treating and repairing infestation damage is costly too -- more than $8,000.

They tend to flourish in humid environments, making Honolulu a perfect place for these pests.

Though southern cities dominated the list -- Honolulu earned the number two spot. 

Here are the top 10 cities on the list for termite infestations. These rankings are based on the more termite treatments per household:

  1. Mobile, Ala.
  2. Honolulu
  3. Baton Rouge, La.
  4. Little Rock, Ark.
  5. Fort Smith, Ark.
  6. Memphis, Tenn.
  7. Tyler-Longview, Texas
  8. Miami
  9. Phoenix
  10. Dallas

Professional termite control can help prevent an expensive treatment.

Warning signs of an infestation can include: 

  • Bugs emerging from walls or posts
  • Blisters in wood flooring, which look like small cracks or holes
  • Hollowed or damaged wood
  • Evidence of the pests themselves, such as discarded wings
  • Droppings resembling sawdust or coffee grounds
  • Mud tubes, which look like pencil-sized dirt tunnels, near the base of the home 

To view the full list of rankings, click here