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Posts Tagged ‘wood’

Even a little water can cause a problem

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No fungus among us, why yes there is. That little bit of water can cause a few problems if not caught in time. Notice the wood splitting and since there is enough moisture the fungus can grow. Water will take the path of least resistance, so always conduct a thorough investigation if you notice something like wood damage or wood splitting. As the water meets the ground it might also continue to wash away any termiticide that was there. So termites might be on the way next.

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I think this is a great idea, termite farm.

Ants are so passe, You need a termite farm of your desk

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Photo by PPMA

Termitat on KickStarter

Not sure how this will play out with customs but I think it would be cool to watch their activity. I will keep watch and keep you up-to-date on the progress.

Termites and their search for food

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Workers are the main caste in the termite colony for the digestion of cellulose in the food and are the most likely to be found in the infested wood. Workers are out and about 24/7/365 and constantly searching for wood.

One of the key areas in homes in my opinion is the garage, so keep an eye for the the expansion joint. I also recommend not placing wood, boxes or anything cellulose on the expansion joint.

Termites are always looking for food.

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Termites are always looking for food and guess what, that could be your home. What do you look for:

  1. Mud tubes.
  2. Look at your foundation, check at your ceiling for down tubes or just dirt.
  3. Look for damage to baseboard.
  4. As always if your not sure call a Professional.

What’s up with those crazy little termites?

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Enlarge the picture and notice the down tube (in the middle of the left hand basket). Our Arizona termites make these tubes to reach the ground and often times they can be in the strangest places.

 

The termites find wood and then focus on taking it back home, they are smart and they are attempting to find a quicker and easier, way back to the ground. Yep, amazing.

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