Firewood with termites!?!
January 30, 2014 2:01 PM Subscribe
I have had a few logs of firewood sitting on a rug beside my fireplace for the past few hours. I shuffled some, added one to the fireplace and noticed a few very small white wormy/bugs.
posted by foxhat10 to Home & Garden (8 answers total)
I took the other logs back outside, away from the house and threw as many of the logs as I could into the fire. Major assumption they are termites since these logs have been sitting in a woodpile for a year or more, PLUS, we spotted termites eating away at a doorframe a week ago (we are getting that fixed this weekend). Stupid move, I should not have brought all the wood into the house, hindsight...
So I'm pretty sure they are termites. I wiped the tiled hearth. We have hardwood floors that I also wiped down. I was on hands and knees with a flashlight checking. Any tips on how to ensure that I got all the grimy wood-eating bastards from inside my house?!?! I'm kind of freaking out.
Thanks very much!