Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Pest Control

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-07-2011, 10:56 AM   #1
JOATMON
 
ddawg16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 7,069
Share |
Default

Termite Swarms


Got home yesterday to continuing working on the 1st floor framing of my 2-story addition.....we had a termite swarm.....little buggers were everywhere.....wings on the floor...crawling out of the cracks of the new wood I have put up....under boards....etc.

I took some of the termite liquid I keep around (works great on ants)....mixed up 7 oz with a couple gallons of water....and flooded the subfloor and wood in the general area of where I saw them....

I also keep a spray bottle with the same mixture handy.....used it to spray any spots where I saw on of the little bastads.........

Anything else I can do? Short of tenting the house after I'm done?

__________________
"The dream is free but the hustle is sold separately."

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
ddawg16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 02:45 PM   #2
pest control operator
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 428
Default

Termite Swarms


Are they drywood termites or subterraneans? If subterms then a soil treatment or baiting program is in order. If drywoods, I canít help much as here in the Northeast we only have subterms.

PAbugman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 04:30 PM   #3
JOATMON
 
ddawg16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 7,069
Default

Termite Swarms


Drywood......
__________________
"The dream is free but the hustle is sold separately."

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
ddawg16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Consumer Termite Spray jonathan03 Pest Control 19 05-16-2013 08:08 AM
Termite Shield or Not Ezekiel Building & Construction 2 02-09-2011 07:53 PM
termite control nick__45 Pest Control 1 04-30-2010 11:17 PM
How do you determine the extent of termite damage?? 4just1don Pest Control 1 05-25-2009 09:34 PM
Need some advice on buying home termite & water damage. Mr Heshup General DIY Discussions 1 03-29-2009 03:06 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.