Hey all, I am in search of a kind of wood which is termite free. I have
my doors and windows completely damage by termite and i want to renovate
them with the wood free of termite attack. No care how much costly it
The *first* thing you need to do is hire an exterminator to kill the termites
and treat your home to
protect it against future termite infestation.
Once that is taken care of, it doesn't matter what kind of wood you use to
replace the damaged
portions -- the termites won't be back.
To maintain a termite free home you MUST maintain a contract with a pest
control company. Their contract will provide free termite inspections,
spraying if needed, and insurance for damaged done if they miss the
The further south in the US you live the more important the contract is.
Your first response will be I can not afford it. Can you afford to do
another complete remodel if the attack again. What is a couple of
hundred compared to the several thousand to do the repair. We are
paying about $100/yr. it varies depending where you live. Shop around
and compare plans.
On Wednesday, April 3, 2013 6:48:28 AM UTC-6, keith email@example.com wrote
If you're within 200 miles of New Orleans, there's a possibility the termit
es could be the Samoan termite, which is much more aggressive than native t
ermites. They've been know to eat PVC and Pex tubing.
Termites like moist environments. They didn't just show up, recently, they
've been there for some time.
Do proper maitenance of your doors and windows. Don't powerwash those area
s. Hand scub when needed, etc. Inspect doors and windows, the seals, etc.
, twice a year, for leaks and general damage, etc. Sometimes it's hard to
tell when you have leaks in these areas, so inspect closely.
Inspect pillars and/or areas around your slab, closely, for evidence of ter
mite, ants or other bug intrusion. Where they are intruding, you likely ha
ve moisture issues within the structure.
Keeping the moiture out of the structure greatly helps prevent termite intr
Keith Nuttle;3040639 Wrote:
> On 4/3/2013 7:13 AM, Doug Miller wrote:-
> termites and treat your home to
> to replace the damaged
very practical thing to do is to hire a pest control company..you might
need them for a long time, given the fact that yours is termite infested
place. that's when you invest in good quality wood and one of them is
teak alright..very termite resistant.
Professional termite treatment and periodic maintenance treatments should
prevent future problems with wooden casework. However, if the maintenance
isn't a sure thing perhaps going to vinyl and fiberglass are the way to go
if the rest of the house is intact. Can we assume brick or block
construction since it seems the termites haven't eaten the house too?
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