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Old 07-15-08, 05:26 AM
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termites!

Working in the garden I spotted what appears to be termites in a retaining wall. There are mounds of saw dust...two places. The pests look like ants. The wall is in decent shape although quite old. I stain it every year.

I live in Ontario Canada. Can you recommend a pesticide?

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Old 07-16-08, 12:51 PM
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Virch, they might also be carpenter ants. The first thing to do is a positive id so you know what to use. This Canadian site should be most helpful for that.
http://searchwarp.com/swa94688.htm

Boric acid might be a good option for treatement, but how you mix it and what you mix it with will depend on the pest you are trying to eliminate.
http://alsnetbiz.com/homeimprovement/boric_acid.html

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Old 07-17-08, 08:51 AM
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you were right....never thought of that....thanks much Newt!!!
 
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Old 07-17-08, 09:15 AM
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You are so very welcome. Please let us know what you find, what you use and how it works. We love the feedback!

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