Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Don't leave scrap wood for termites to munch !!

Termites love to munch on scrap pieces of wood. If you leave the wood, they will come. This is exactly why termites reports warn about "cellulose debris".
Notice the termite fecal matter that looks like dirt. No that's not dirt. It's termite wasteproduct.
Normally, humans only see the "evidence of termite infestation" and rarely see the termites themselves. That's because termites don't like sun and dryness. They like dark and damp. This piece of scrap wood was inverted and soaked with water. When I flipped the board over, I caught the little munchers in action.

1 comment:

  1. TERMITES !! Evidence of termite infestation. Cellulose debris in earth contact.

    I took some photos of the little muchers before I eradicated them with my boots. No harmful chemicals needed :-)