They probably could, if enticed. Like, by moist wood suitable for
housing and food.
Depending on where you are, and thus the species of termite that you
might encounter, your roof ridge is kinda distant from the soil, where
some species need to maintain "connections." Again, depending on
unspecified location, things get a little hot and dry up on roof ridge,
How do you know they're termites, and not ants?
I first captured 3 of them that slipped under the side door in my
garage. I immediately installed a new flashing on the bottom of the
door, and stuck the dead bugs in a jar. I searched the net for
termites and they are indeed winged subterranean termites.
It just seems to me that a termite company that makes that kind of
mistake and certifying the job as complete should be liable if I get an
infestation due to these vents. I do understand your point about the
roofline being a far off target, but my neighbor's tree was swarming
in a huge way, there were thousands of these things coming out every
night 4 nights in a row. They were all over the whole neighborhood,
which is also why I want to get this right before the other houses
start swarming in the coming years. I just don't understand why
these vents would be manufactured at all, unless they were meant for an
area of the country that does not have termites.
- posted on April 6, 2006, 8:34 am
Ooops. Sorry. I'll figure out this software some day.