On 9 Dec 2006 06:20:28 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
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.
Lar. (to e-mail, get rid of the BUGS!!
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