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Getting Rid of Termites

February 2, 2005

Have your home inspected annually for pests such as termites, etc. Most insurance companies will not pay for damage to your home caused by pests so it is worth the money to have an inspection done so you can find a problem and fix it before it's too late and major damage is done to your home.

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January 19, 2007

I am looking for tips for dealing with termites.

Juanita from Texas

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August 31, 20090 found this helpful
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My neighbor worked as a professional termite exterminator for more then 25 years of his life. We are both from Georgia, United States of America. He claims that there are many different interesting issues to talk about when speaking about termites. He said he is going to write a book about his life time experience. Currently he is just putting some of this thoughts for free on internet "paper".
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January 19, 20140 found this helpful
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Hi there,

Termites tend to spread pretty fast so you need to get rid of them as quickly as possible.

The quickest way I think to get rid of termites is to place a wood slab inject with toxins at the infested areas.

Take note that's it's possible that these termites come back again, so it's advisable you take a look at prevention solutions. One thing I can say is that plants and trees can help the termites in entering your house, so ensure that they are well distanced.

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October 24, 2004

How do we get rid of termites on some household items like books and paper cartons. Please give us tips. MacD

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By Jeff (weseye) Wesley (Guest Post)
October 25, 20040 found this helpful
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I surmise you might have a bigger problem than termites in your books and paper items. If I were you, I'd look up and call a pest exterminator in your area immediately.

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By Ken (Guest Post)
October 11, 20050 found this helpful
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if it's in your house you need help, I myself am moving out of a house where this is a problem (I was rooming with someone and have no insurance or lease so I can't do much) I've aske around and been told that if you take what you really want to keep put it in big plastic trash bags with moth balls and leave it for a good while (days or weeks) it should do the job.

Now I intend to over kill all the way before I move them into my new place. I'm going to mothball in bags for two to three weeks, then leave them out in the cold new england winter (okay so it's not freezing yet but maybe soon) then take them out and vacume seal them in one of those food saver devices. Then leave them out through the winter in storage. Those that I want to have with me I might pop in a freezer. I'll open one at a time and keep an eye on them if there are any signs of activity start all over again. If that fails suck it up and accept the loss.

as I understand it the little white buggers are the hunter gatherers they can't reproduce and they don't have eggs (most of the time) the actual colony is under or around the house I'm leaving.

I've also been told that termites are not imortal and can be killed like any other single bug, BUT the colonies are persistant and notoriously difficult to completely eliminate.

If you see swarms of (or even a few) flying/winged dark versions of these sickeningly revolting white micro terrors around during moist wet wether then you'd best find a professional to take care of the problem.

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September 4, 2012

When you buy a house that has termites (found after purchase) then treated, what is the warranty time? Any legal action when they return? Suggestions for help?


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September 5, 20120 found this helpful
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When you had the termines treated the exterminator should have given you a paper with the warranty that would have spelled out the number of treatments and length of warranty.

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February 16, 2017

Termites will not only eat your wooden bookshelf, they will eat your books as well. Just like wood, paper contains the nutrients that termites need. This is a page about getting rid of book eating termites.

Three old books that have been damaged by termites.

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February 16, 2017

If you are buying a house and the inspection reveals the home has termites, you will want to make sure you are protected before finalizing the sale. This page has advice about buying a house with termites.

Some house boards damaged by termites.

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February 8, 2017

These white ants are most likely termites and it is important to deal with termite problems quickly. This is a page about getting rid of white ants.

A termite or white ant with eggs.

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