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Experimented using WD-40 (aerosol lubricant) to nuke drywood termites, and seemed to work. First squirted in their holes where they were ejecting granules. A lot of fluid missed going into the hole, so on the single ejection hole that formed somewhat later, a soft piece of cardboard was cupped to direct all fluid inside. Boy, did that hole suck in petro-cocktail, by capillary action or whatever.
Well, no guarantees, but their long period of activity seems to have come to a halt. Only dared tried it because that furniture was the only worthwhile stick of wood in a concrete structure. And official drywood termite treatment is expensive and inconvenient (remember drywood termites are TOTALLY different than the more typical kind of termite which require moisture, mudtubes etc).
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Is that the same as powder post beetles?
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Nick Hull wrote:

No, unfortunately if you are in extremely hot and humid areas there is a variety of termite that lives happily in the wood without having to return to moist ground. They look pretty similar (either chubby white, or dark with wings in swarm mode), but instead of mudtubes you just see piles of ejected sawdust. You can trace the sawdust to tiny holes above which lead to their inner network (which I soaked with wd-40).
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