[permaculture] need termite prevention advice
davidsilverstone at mindspring.com
Tue Mar 14 19:33:07 EST 2006
there is company in Ventura County called Precision Envoronmental Inc.
they do chemical free tenting using heat. the whole house is heated at a
temperature that melts some plastics, kills termites, ants, spiders,
rodents, MOLD, FUNGUS, and most living bacteria.
this is my preferred method of termite treatment and prevention.
i've used this method on my own house in hollywood. i think it's quite
however it does not treat the subteranen termites, they must be treated some
prevention is the best technique for subteraneans. no earth to wood contact
anywhere under the house or adjacent to it.
this will prevent the subs from coming.
best of luck
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Subject: [permaculture] need termite prevention advice
We've bought and are renovating an older wood-frame home in Southern
California. Like most such homes near the sea, it has extensive
termite damage, both dry-wood and subterranean. We can replace the
damaged wood, but can we safely treat the wood, while it is exposed, or
otherwise prevent future infestations? My research has found no better
option than tenting and using Vicane, which we don't want to do.
Safety aside, we have solar panels on the roof, and we can't find any
termite company that will warrant them against damage from placing and
removing the tenting. Do we have any options other than to feel good
about not using pesticides, while the house falls down around our ears?
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