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March 13, 2006

Termiting on hold

Our landlord had wanted to have our house tented for termites while we were away, but I am really uncomfortable with having everything exposed to all of that poison! They say: The treatment is effective for 8-10 years but it's not a problem for groundwater or for animals or humans!

I found an "alternative treatment" company so he could compare methods and prices.

Apparently he has at least two kinds of termites. The sub-terranean ones he will have to treat for right away, but that is done outside or under the house. The drywood ones will require a separate treatment—but the bug guy advised that until a certain rotting wood fence is removed and a few other things are taken care of, it's not worth it to tent.

So we're off the hook for this month. What a relief!

Posted by sedda at March 13, 2006 11:56 AM