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Old 01-06-16, 07:01 AM
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Termites

Not sure if this is right forum or if there even is one? Anyways, I live in So.CAl and have ongoing battles with termites. Does anyone know or have an opinion on what the best DIY treatment/prevention is other than building with already treated wood which I do now? Some wood is exposed and easy to get to and other is not so easy to get to and painted. The exposed/easy stuff can be surface sprayed but the not so easy/painted stuff will probably have to be drilled and injected every so often. Are there any opinions on "copper green/brown" vs. "bora-care?" Smell is not really a factor as most is outside repair. Please let me know any thoughts/ideas.
 
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Old 01-06-16, 07:16 AM
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Why would you not call in a real exterminator and get it done right?
How it's treated depends on what type termites you have, how the home was construted, how close it is to the well.
Spot treating is never going to work.
 
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Old 01-06-16, 07:37 AM
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Most big box stores sell termite poison and while they work well for spot infestations and as a preventative measure, I agree with Joe if it's an ongoing battle it's best to call in the pro.
 
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Old 01-06-16, 12:59 PM
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Sounds like youíre referring to dry wood termites. I have no experience with them being here in the east. I donít know what the copper/green brown stuff is but bora-care and timbor work on dry woods when you can get to the raw wood.

I suggest going to the local county agricultural extension agent. They are a good source of objective info.

If subterranean termites are an issue, I like fipronil based termiticides for soil treatment.
 
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