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Old 07-28-2006, 01:32 AM  
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I heard about that new species. It has came into Texas. What is bad about them is termites have to go outside for moisture so you can see them entering the house usually. Well the new breed creates it's own moisture so once in your house they don't have to leave. Just keep feeding.



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Old 07-28-2006, 08:02 PM  
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Plastic houses anyone?
I remember the first tented house I saw in CA for treating termites.....

Then I saw one being torn down due to the extensive damage...in only a few weeks they had eaten most of the framework.

Im goin north when they show up here.

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A few years ago I was in Key West. There was an open house so my wife and I decided to take a look. The clu was the realtor was set up on a table outside by the garage. She warned us that the home had termite damage. We walked in and my wife opened a kitchen cabinet doo which promptly fell off onto the floor. I leaned against the trim mold and it crumbled. Most of the wood had been eaten out to the paint and that is what was holding most of it together. We carefully walked out while the wood floor creaked. I wasn't sure we would make it out without going throught it!

After that, we were more concerned about termite treatments...

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