termites--when to fumigate

Looking for opinions: I've got termites in a bathroom ceiling--they ate through the frame around my skylight. However, there are no signs of termites anywhere else in our near the house (we've got good access to the roof as well as the foundation), according to the three inspectors who've looked at the place. Each inspector says I could spot treat the problem (provided I tear off the wood frame to give them access) but that fumigation would be better. Of course fumigation would be more thorough, but it seems like overkill for an infestation that seems pretty limited in scope: It's a hassle, it's expensive, it's hard on the house (workers walking all over the roof and vegetation), and I'll have to move into a hotel for a few days with my wife and kids. Anyone out there have experience with the topic?
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snipped-for-privacy@socal.rr.com says... :) Looking for opinions: I've got termites in a bathroom ceiling--they ate :) through the frame around my skylight. However, there are no signs of :) termites anywhere else in our near the house (we've got good access to the :) roof as well as the foundation), according to the three inspectors who've :) looked at the place. Each inspector says I could spot treat the problem :) (provided I tear off the wood frame to give them access) but that fumigation :) would be better. Of course fumigation would be more thorough, but it seems :) like overkill for an infestation that seems pretty limited in scope: It's a :) hassle, it's expensive, it's hard on the house (workers walking all over the :) roof and vegetation), and I'll have to move into a hotel for a few days with :) my wife and kids. Anyone out there have experience with the topic? :) :) :) Email snipped-for-privacy@aol.com ...she will be able to answer any question and concerns you may have on a fumigation or any alternative treatments for drywood termites.
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Are they dry wood or subterranean termites? Did you see live bugs?
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My take on termites is always over kill. If the pros say they will guarantee the job with spot treating then go that way. If they spot treat and no guarantee then the course is clear.
Worrying about some vegetation instead of the most expensive investment you have seems out of touch. Winter is coming the vegetation will grow back.
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