Termite damage behind paneling

Old 07-28-05, 01:19 PM
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Termite damage behind paneling

We recently noticed buckling of the paneling over our patio door. There were some nails which had popped up from the shingles on the roof above the door. My husband renailed those shingles. We removed the wood paneling and found the double 2 x 12's over the door and the 2 x 4's on either side of the door to have termite damage. We are removing the damaged wood and replacing it and my husband wants to paint the remaining wood with Kilz before we put up the new sheetrock. Will this be enough to get rid of the termites? We haven't actually seen any live ones, just lots of damage, mud tunnels, etc.
Old 07-28-05, 09:02 PM
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Home should be inspected by licensed exterminator. Damage may extend beyond what you could see. Termites do not care if wood is painted or not, as they tunnel inside.
Old 11-01-05, 02:41 PM
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Agreed simply replacing some wood and painting will not guarantee the termites are gone. You need to contact a Pest Control Operator in your area and have them come look at it and see if the termites are in fact gone, if not have them give you a price on treatment.
Old 12-07-05, 03:50 PM
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Termites Yikes yeah you know the old saying it is not a matter of if you are going to get termites it is a simply a matter of when. I had a infestation in 2003 I did a lot of research and went and got myself a private applicator license so I could buy the Termidor product. I completely drilled and treated my 2800 sg ft house I used 450 gallons which required quite a invetsment in chemical and specialized spray equipment hammer drills bits etc plus safety equipment. I probably spent more (if you figure in my time) than hiring a exterminator but I know that it is done correctly and problem has been resolved for at least seven years. Unforunatley there is no more Chlordane which was used on my house in 1971 it lasted 30 years but was deemed to dangerous I quess it was prone to cause cancer and children born with tails etc. LOL the best on the market now is either the Termidor or another product whose name escapes me at the moment. If you have mud tunnels you still have a serious infestation I would be proactive either get on the ball and do it yourself or get a exterminating company out ASAP these critters can do a tremendous amount of damage in a a fairly short amount of time, plus if you ever want to sell your crib the termites and termite damage will be a major issue. I know that termites have to eat also, just as all of gods creatures but man I don't want them eating my house YIKES

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