We have termites on our property what do we do?
October 4, 2013 2:20 PM Subscribe
I was gardening today when I noticed that an old treestump in our garden seems to have a small termite colony in it. The stump is about 10 foot or 2.5 metres from our wooden framed unheated garage which connects to our house how worried to I have to be? Is it time to call the pest control guy and get some baiting stations set up?
posted by wwax to Home & Garden (7 answers total)
When I lived in Australia I would have called in someone that deals in termites without a second thought having a colony this close to my house, but as winter is about to hit here in Northern Indiana (Zone 5) I don't know if that is as necessary, will the winter freeze kill them of?
Yes I am very aware of the damage termites can do, having lived in a state in Australia that has to use metal for fencing and has concrete telegraph poles because of the speed with which these little buggers can eat destroy things so don't worry if the general consensus is call a profession in to deal with them that's what I'll do. It's just my In Laws think I am over reacting and termites aren't a problem this far north, or at least that's what they said when I wanted a termite inspection before buying our current house and hey if I don't need to spend the money in the lead up to Christmas I won't complain.
And just in case any ideas on the cost for getting baiting stations set up in the Midwest so I don't get ripped off also appreciated.