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BS: Termites Eating My Fence

20 Jul 12 - 01:03 PM (#3379235)
Subject: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: Goose Gander

Now that I've just about finished staining my redwood fence, I've noticed that dry wood termites are eating it in a few places. What can I do to great rid of these infernal creatures?


20 Jul 12 - 01:18 PM (#3379239)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: Rapparee

I'd call an professional. You might very well have bigger problems than just your fence.


20 Jul 12 - 02:38 PM (#3379287)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: Bill D

"Some primeal termite knocked on wood..
And tasted it, and found it good.
And that is why your cousin May
Fell thru the parlour floor today."

All we can do is watch and fight in areas we care about... the termites will be here long after we are gone.


20 Jul 12 - 04:12 PM (#3379321)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: Bobert

Forget professionals... Go to yer local garden center and buy a bulb auger that attaches to an electric drill and drill one hole next to every post about 10 inches deep... Then go to your local hardware store and buy some malathion, mix according to directions, pour a half a cup in each hole and cover up...

Bye, bugs!!!

B~


20 Jul 12 - 04:20 PM (#3379327)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: Jack the Sailor

I'm not sure that will work for dry wood termites Bobert. It is the treatment we used for burrowing termites at our house.

Here is something I found on line.

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7440.html#ELIMINATING


20 Jul 12 - 09:30 PM (#3379438)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Drywood termites are a real problem in the southwest and California.
The UC Davis notes are good.

I remember problems with them in New Mexico. Here is a report from the University of Arizona which adds to the material given by UC Davis:
http://ag.arizona.edu/pubs/insects/az1232/


20 Jul 12 - 09:36 PM (#3379439)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: Bobert

I'll get me hat... Seems that I only know eastern termites which need to live in the ground...

B~


20 Jul 12 - 09:59 PM (#3379447)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: Bee-dubya-ell

Christ! I initially thought the title of this thread was "BS: Termites Eating My Face". Glad it's only your fence. Tried permethrin?


20 Jul 12 - 10:00 PM (#3379448)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Bobert, drywood termites have recently been found chawing away in southern counties of Alabama- maybe you already have them as well in the Carolinas but don't know it yet.

When termites take over the world--


20 Jul 12 - 10:04 PM (#3379450)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: Bobert

Sheet fire, Q... I'm moving!!!

Gotta pack up tonight...

B;~)


20 Jul 12 - 10:13 PM (#3379455)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: Bee-dubya-ell

"Southern counties of Alabama" are a lot closer to where I live in Florida than where you are in them Carolinas, Boberdz. I'm so close to the Florida/Alabama line that I can reach it with a good spit if the wind's from the south.


20 Jul 12 - 10:16 PM (#3379456)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Keep out immigrant furniture!

Drywood termites have been found in North Carolina in infested furniture brought in from Florida, California, New Mexico, Texas, etc.

http://alchemypestcontrol.com/source-of-drywood-termites-in-nc/


20 Jul 12 - 11:34 PM (#3379467)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: GUEST

WD40

little bluetube

Zap into the holes

(Termites ... even more so than web trolls...are one of the MOST fragile of creatures)


21 Jul 12 - 12:20 AM (#3379476)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: Jack the Sailor

They are in the in North Carolina Bob. We had termite estimates done last year and all of the companies checked for them. That's how I knew they don't travel underground. But don't feel bad. They are not nearly the problem here as our native termites. But there is apparently an Asian termite that landed in New Orleans that is worse still.

We keep looking for signs. According to our termite guys they are easy enough to spot.


21 Jul 12 - 01:16 AM (#3379480)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: Goose Gander

Thanks for everyone's advice. I've treated my house for termites three times in the last ten years, and now it looks like I have to do it again. I've had it with these damn creatures!


21 Jul 12 - 07:04 PM (#3379704)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: JohnInKansas

Goose Gander -

The termites have had a meeting and decided they've had it with you too. Since they believe they have the advantage, they've decided you will have to go. Unfortunately, there's no place for you to go to where their friends won't know you're coming.

(Unlike the UN, the WDA (Wood Destroyers Alliance) is internationally strong and effective. Their "logo" is a circle with "WJWEW" around the border - We Just Wanna Eat Wood; but since they have a little difficulty with spelling it's sometimes hard to read where they chew it into your stuff.)

John


21 Jul 12 - 08:34 PM (#3379720)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: Ebbie

Carpenter ants are the big bugaboo in southeast Alaska. There are even stories about the paint being the only thing holding a house up.


21 Jul 12 - 08:42 PM (#3379723)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: Jack the Sailor

That explains the 2 inch think coats of paint.


22 Jul 12 - 01:35 AM (#3379771)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: GUEST,999

Termidor.


22 Jul 12 - 02:32 AM (#3379777)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: Goose Gander

I note without commentary that the termite spray I used on the fence smells like whiskey.


22 Jul 12 - 07:12 AM (#3379814)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: JohnInKansas

Sometime after one of the big changes in EPA regulations, a former wife complained to the exterminator about "spiders" in the house.

On about the third trip out (she kept calling them) his pronouncement was:

"Lady, the EPA banned everything that will kill them. The best I can do with what I've got is get them drunk enough so they'll follow me out to the truck to ask for another shot. Watch how I drive away real s...l...o...w. Maybe they'll follow me."

Maybe that's the theory with your termite spray?????

John


22 Jul 12 - 01:14 PM (#3379918)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: Goose Gander

I believe that "name yer poison!" is the appropriate response.


22 Jul 12 - 02:14 PM (#3379943)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: kendall

No termites here, we have a state law banning them.Same goes for poisonous snakes, Alligators,All species of Brown Bears, earthquakes,tornadoes, and hurricanes.

Seriously, how far north do they live?


23 Jul 12 - 12:53 PM (#3380457)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: SINSULL

Every time I see that title, I read termites are eating my face.
Reminds me of 1984 and the rats.


23 Jul 12 - 01:30 PM (#3380480)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Spiders-
Every spring, I find spiders that have overwintered in my house. I catch and transport them to the garden, where the hunting will be better.

In Canada, native species of termites are known from British Columbia and southern Alberta, and possibly another species in southern Ontario.

Non-Canadian species have been found in houses- (illegal immigrants?)


24 Jul 12 - 09:05 AM (#3380788)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: GUEST,leeneia

Goose Gander, I became curious and read about dry-wood termites at a University of Arizona site. If I were you, I would get rid of that wooden fence, replacing it with non-wood. You don't want those destructive insects going from that fence to your house.

It would cost money, but how much would it cost to treat the house?


25 Jul 12 - 12:46 AM (#3381126)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: Goose Gander

Termites are endemic in coastal southern California where I live. Termite treatment is a cost-of-living expense around here.


25 Jul 12 - 10:10 AM (#3381280)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: GUEST,leeneia

So, if it wasn't the termites from the fence, it would be a termites from elsewhere, I guess.


25 Jul 12 - 12:22 PM (#3381337)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: Goose Gander

That is correct.


26 Jul 12 - 06:41 AM (#3381662)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: GUEST,Shimrod

Termites are eating my face! Aaaaaaaaarrrrgggghhhh!!!!


26 Jul 12 - 11:19 AM (#3381751)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: Goose Gander

Song Challenge: 'Termites Eating My Face' . . .


26 Jul 12 - 01:49 PM (#3381824)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: GUEST,999

I was just speaking with my buddy, Geppetto. Talk about problems.


26 Jul 12 - 01:58 PM (#3381829)
Subject: RE: BS: Termites Eating My Fence
From: pdq

Does that mean Al Gore is in danger?