Drywood termites....alternative treatment

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Home Inspector with Arden Termite And Pest Control
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Drywood termites are less common and less numerous than subterranean termites. Damage can be caused by a mature colony that contains several hundred to a few thousand workers. Unlike subterranean termites, drywood termites attack dry, sound wood and do not need contact with the ground. Most infestations are in buildings and furniture, although they can also occur in firewood and piles of lumber. Be alert to weakened planks of wood in your house that may result from drywood termite damage. If you are buying secondhand or antique furniture, inspect items closely. In addition to weakened wood, drywood termites make small holes from their nest from which they will drop small, hard fecal pellets. A pile of pellets beneath older furniture or lumber is often a sign of drywood termites. Fumigation was usually the traditional recommended treatment for drywood termites, but new insecticides have given us new ways to treat them. Pesticides like Termidor and Tim-Bor can often be used depending on the location of the infestation. Our inspector can discuss all the possible methods with you. To learn more about this blog or other questions about termites, you can visit our website at: http://www.ardentermite.com/drywood.html
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Rainmaker
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Jay LaGace
RE/MAX Realty Team - Cape Coral, FL
Cape Coral / Lee County Real Estate - 239-443-8795

Just had to deal with the Dry Wood Termites. Home Inspector caught it. Funny thing was that we called 4 different Pest Control Companys and 3 of the 4 wanted to treat for Sub Terranian Termites and at a huge additional cost. When I the Agent asked these 3 companys if they were sure of what they had found, they all said yes..100% sure. I then told them that I had another guy tell me, plus the Inspector told me that they were Dry Wood Termites.. All 3 were shocked that someone did some homework, and only one company offered to go back out and re-inspect. When he did go back out, he called and confirmed that they were indeed Dry Wood Termites and lowered his treatment price alot.

We landed up going with the first guy who got it right the first time.

Funny that the 2 who wouldnt go back out were from two very well known names in the Business...

Oct 10, 2007 12:36 PM #1
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Mike and Dawn Lewis
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The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA

Jamie,

Great post and very imformative. I hate those little buggers.

Mike Lewis

Oct 10, 2007 12:47 PM #2
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