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Front Door or Back Door?

Tuesday February 14, 2006

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Question:

DO DAMPWOOD OR FORMOSAN TERMITES HAVE THE ABILITY TO LAND AND CHEW DIRECTLY INTO WOOD? MY BOSS AND I ARE HAVING A DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS. I SAY THEY CAN'T, HE SAYS THEY CAN.

Mr Pest Control

Answer:

Hi Wendell, and thanks for this question. I'll be really diplomatic (maybe call that wishy-washy) and say that I looked quite a bit at articles, literature, etc. and really couldn't find a statement that said specifically whether termites can do this. So, please keep the peace there and don't fight with the Boss. This, of course, does not stop me from issuing my opinion, and in my opinion I think it is likely that at times YES, either of these termites might very well be a... Read more

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