Die termites, die

BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,505
Had a vendor by today, and confirmed termites in a ceiling beam. I knew that since it also happened ten years ago. The last time they used orange oil, but this guy said they will use some chemical. Fine, as long as it works. The main thing is the chemical is injected into the wood. I will not have a whole house fumigation with a tent.

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  • MilitoMilito Posts: 720
    Good luck.
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,357
    Are they dry wood termites?
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,505
    I guess. They are in the inside ceiling beam, which is always dry.
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,616
    Bud, something is attracting the termites to your home. My guess would be water, especially since it has happened twice in 10 years. Check your moisture level in ANY area of the home and pay attention to leaks in or around your hot tub, gutter drainage and crawl space. Target moisture level is 15% or less. (less is even more)

    Moisture level meters are relatively cheap, FYI.

    Did you not have a termite bond on the home after the last infestation?

    Also, how close are your neighbors to your home?

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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,505
    This is California. Termites love the dry, hot weather. Being 70, I can live with this every ten years or so. :)
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,616
    I can't help you if you don't answer the questions.

    If you can deal with it? Happy droppings.

    Tom
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,385
    It's California, termites run rampant.....seriously.
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  • xschopxschop Posts: 1,106
    California termites are always looking for a free lunch.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,774
    BlueFox wrote: »
    This is California. Termites love the dry, hot weather. Being 70, I can live with this every ten years or so. :)

    Unless you get a wooden leg!
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,054
    I remember seeing the houses with big ol' tarps/tents around them when we lived out there.

    Termites are (can be) a big problem in Califonia :(
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,505
    Yes, that is a common sight. You have to live somewhere else for three days when your house is tented. Fortunately, the critters here are only in a ceiling beam. They inject the poison into the wood, and it only causes little holes that are easily patched.
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,683
    SAVE THE TERMITES!!!!! :'(
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,748
    Cally Termite Lives Matter.
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,774
    Call Russ @lightman1 to visit and unleash a legume MOAF on the vermin
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  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,800
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    In German it means The Bart, the....
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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,943
    msg wrote: »
    Moisture or Magico speakers they're drawn to. One or the other. I've seen it a million times.

    Yikes! :#
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,054
    Willow wrote: »
    4umf01ejfuh0.png

    In German it means The Bart, the....

    But... auf Deutsch, that'd be feminine Bart

    Der Bart is something else altogether :)
    In fact...
    Ich habe ein Bart.

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  • verbverb Posts: 8,838
    Interesting site. Gute informationen hier :smile:

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  • OleBootOleBoot Posts: 607
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Willow wrote: »
    4umf01ejfuh0.png

    In German it means The Bart, the....

    But... auf Deutsch, that'd be feminine Bart

    Der Bart is something else altogether :)
    In fact...
    Ich habe ein Bart.

    ej4w6ctk51qj.png


    Sie haben mehr Haare im Gesicht als auf dem Kopf.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,505
    Looks like the termites are now posting. I’ll be glad when they are eliminated this coming Monday. :)
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  • OleBootOleBoot Posts: 607
    Us termites get seriously misunderstood.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,774
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,054
    OleBoot wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Willow wrote: »
    4umf01ejfuh0.png

    In German it means The Bart, the....

    But... auf Deutsch, that'd be feminine Bart

    Der Bart is something else altogether :)
    In fact...
    Ich habe ein Bart.

    ej4w6ctk51qj.png


    Sie haben mehr Haare im Gesicht als auf dem Kopf.

    Das ist ja richtig. :p
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,054
    The interesting thing about termites is that it's their gut flora that allow them to do what they do to wood.

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180216110530.htm

    Finally, I'll leave this thread with a nod to the great Baltimorean/poet, Ogden Nash.
    The Termite
    A primal termite knocked on wood
    And tasted it, and found it good
    And that explains why Cousin May
    Fell through the parlor floor today
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,505
    The termite exterminator just left. Pretty easy job from his perspective. A few tiny holes in the beam, inject the poison, patch the hole, and add a drop of touch up paint. Hopefully this is good for another 10 years.
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,616
    Glad to hear, Bud.

    Tom
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  • verbverb Posts: 8,838
    Yep. Nice to know the ceiling structure resonating while playing metal won't cause a collapse! :smile:
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  • verbverb Posts: 8,838
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Willow wrote: »
    4umf01ejfuh0.png

    In German it means The Bart, the....

    But... auf Deutsch, that'd be feminine Bart

    Der Bart is something else altogether :)
    In fact...
    Ich habe ein Bart.

    ej4w6ctk51qj.png


    Sind Sie das, herr Hardy? :smile:
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