Drywood termite...Help!


I live in Tucson, AZ. Last week I decided to replace the dated wallpaper in the kitchen with something more cheerful. Removing the wallpaper I discovered large areas of (dry) mold, indicating that the moisture must have been there a while back. But the disturbing discovery is the presence of drywood termite (black pellets sit in the bottom plus live termites -- no wings) that literaly did away with the base board and the studs in a corner area of about 2'x4'. I looked up the web site managed b the University of Arizona, and it said that the only control is the removal of the damaged wood with treated pine. I did that, but my fear is that some termites are still "hiding" deep inside some of the hard to get-to corner studs. Any advice as to additonal treatments of the infected area before I re-sheetrock? Thanks.
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Buy some Tibor, mix as directed and soak the all of the wood in the area. Let it dry and then close up the walls. There will probably still be some live ones left but they won't live for long.
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:) Buy some Tibor, mix as directed and soak the all of the wood in the area. :) Let it dry and then close up the walls. There will probably still be some :) live ones left but they won't live for long.
Thinking you may mean Timbor, which can be an aide, but with the repelling of borates can cause more problem if the colony is not directly hit.
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On 9 Dec 2006 06:20:28 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@uark.edu wrote:
:) I live in Tucson, AZ. Last week I decided to replace the dated :) wallpaper in the kitchen with something more cheerful. Removing the :) wallpaper I discovered large areas of (dry) mold, indicating that the :) moisture must have been there a while back. But the disturbing :) discovery is the presence of drywood termite (black pellets sit in the :) bottom plus live termites -- no wings) that literaly did away with the :) base board and the studs in a corner area of about 2'x4'. I looked up :) the web site managed b the University of Arizona, and it said that the :) only control is the removal of the damaged wood with treated pine. I :) did that, but my fear is that some termites are still "hiding" deep :) inside some of the hard to get-to corner studs. Any advice as to :) additonal treatments of the infected area before I re-sheetrock? :) Thanks.
An inspection by a reputable company may be in order...stay away from the Nationals that will be sending out a SALESMAN for the inspection, look for a local, established company. You need to make sure they are drywoods and not possibly a subterranean species that by coincidence is in the area of droppings of another type of insect. There are different type of controls some more extreme than others, but they usually can be handled easy enough.
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wrote:

In TUS, we used Phoenix Pest control. I told them I wanted the solution mixed at my home and I wanted to watch them do it. I had them apply it at 1% rather than the standard .5% That was for the soil treatment around under the foundation.
I also went to 5 Star Pest control on Pantano Rd and bought a 25# bag of TIMBOR (powder). Its a borate you mix with water and spray it right onto the wood framing/sheathing. I did these two things when we built the house and and its been 8 years and no sign of termites. That said, the chemical they used (DURSBAN) has now been banned. I dont know what they're using now but I'm sure it isn't as good.
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