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Friday, October 04, 2013

cautiously optimistic

Good morning.
It's been a crazy busy week in the Salon, and I booked today and tomorrow also.
And I'm cautiously optimistic about our termite issue.
It's been 2 1/2 weeks since the bait stations were installed. After about a week, I noticed a definite decrease in termite activity.  4 days ago, I removed all traces of the mud stuff they were pushing out the cracks, and as of today, still no signs. It's like they've all just left.
And that's why the installer didn't want to put the bait inside. He said when they find the bait, they will like it sooo much, that they may even pull termites from the house to send to the better stuff.
Termites, he said, prefer wet, rotting wood. If none is available, they will eat any wood. The reason we saw them around the windows, is when they found a way into the house, they weren't crazy about the hard, dry 2x4s in the walls, and soon found the softer wood the windows are made of. Well Dow, through research, created this bait that termites like 4 times better than wood.
Soooo, I'm cautiously optimistic, that they found the bait, told all their friends, and soon they'll be all DEAD!
We won't know for sure until they come out and check the bait stations. That's in another week and a half.
So cross your fingers and hope what I'm seeing is the end of the little bastards.
Now I'm off to work.

1 comment:

  1. That is fantastic news, Wayne. Glad to hear it!