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Wood Comes In Many Forms

Tuesday September 21, 2010

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Question:

Do termites eat paper? What do termites eat other than wood? Thank you!

Jodi

Mr Pest Control

Answer:

Yes, termites definitely will eat paper, and I have a couple fine examples of old books that are riddled inside by the feeding of subterranean termites. The book may have been on a book shelf that the termites found their way into, or perhaps stored in a box in the garage or some other storage area where the termites worked. Paper, of course, is made from wood, and pretty much any kind of cellulose material is fair game for termites. In the Southwest states, such as Arizona, there a... Read more

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