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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

termite update

Good morning.
I can't believe I haven't posted since last Friday!
Oh well.
It rained most of the weekend, so not much done then.
Now it's back to work for another very busy week.
In other news...
Rose Pest Solutions came out and checked the bait stations. It was suppose to be a month, but somehow got scheduled a week early.  They found termites in 4 of the stations. All on the side of the house where the infestation was. I was happy they found them so soon. I was hoping for even just one.
That means the beginning of the end for them. How soon? It all depends on a number of factors. How many termites in the nest. What other food sources they are also eating, and how soon the ground gets to cold.
And I've seen a couple of spots inside the house become active again. The tech said that was normal, as when they found the new sources of food, they pulled termites out of the house to go there. But once they have enough feeding at those sites, they'll send excess workers back to other feeding sites. Once the bait starts working and some start dying, they should pull out the rest to go feed on the bait, since they will prefer the bait over my house. It's just a slow process, but it will work.
Now you all know I'm not a very patient person, so this whole thing has been unsettling, but I'm trying to be positive about it all.
Anyway, time to go..

1 comment:

  1. That is great news, Wayne. You should have told them to put more stations on that side of the house....
    Enjoy your weekend!