Just also had it treated for termites. Whew, what a big deal. They drill every 14 inches around the house and pump the stuff in. 364 linear feet around (really) and much of it concrete and brick pavers. 160 gallons of stuff pumped in. I think I just treated all of my neighborhood.<br>The construction started out as a repair for some french doors around the dining room. The more they looked, the more they found (including termites.) The good news is that they are doing a great job and are very reasonable.<br>My heart does go out to those unfortunate people in Louisiana. Two hurricanes in one week is a little much, huh?<br>Thanks for your thoughts.<br><br>
Guess you taught those termites a lesson they'll never forget, though!<br><br>Yes, I'm really thinking about those guys in Louisiana. What a mess.<br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"
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Did not know that you people in the big Texas had ground termites?<br><br>If so and they did NOT drill holes around water closets (toilets) and interior plumbing (where it comes up) from the ground they DID NOT do a good job - call them back.<br><br>
#15941 - 10/04/0212:28 PMRe: Lili and Marg
The holes and trenchs around the houses is to bait and kill any nest in the area. That's the way it is done in Texas. Very effective.<br>The ones left in the house die from spot treatment or the fact that they have been cut off from their nest.<br>Some nests are 40-60 ft down.<br><br>
Not the ground termites here.<br>Even if you perimeter treat and bait outside of the home. The termites still come up the plumbing and into the house.<br><br>Here it is standard pratice to drill and treat all indoor plumbing.<br><br>My home has an underground termite system - sorta like a sprinkler system but under the concret slab. It has 3 hose bib type of connections, all they need to do is hook up the hoses and pump the chemicals.<br><br>
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