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Lisa from Long Island Bahamas writes,

I bought Kitchen Cabinets from Abbey Lane Cabinetry of NC

I paid for custom cabinets and had them shipped to the Bahamas. Two years after the installation the Kitchen Cabinets were destroyed by termites. Nothing that any insect control expert here had seen. I contacted the manufacturer Wentworth of the Carolina's and was told they had renamed and restructured their company. I spend over 25K on these cabinets. What I face is an un-killable infustation and a manufacturer that will not reply to me. Can you tell me if this product can help me kill and at least save the cabinets that are not destroyed? A friend had used and praised this product. Please help me as I don't know what to do or where to turn?


The Termidor Foam is definitely an amazing product and does well to transfer. That being said,  you would have to drill holes into the cabinets to inject it into the galleries the termites have created for it to expand through their tunnels and reach them. Honestly, we have many customers in the bahamas that use our products (they have them shipped through freight forwarders) and its very common for you to have a variety of termites in your area that could have flown in from the outside and infested the cabinets. The only downside to the cabinets themselves is if they weren't pretreated before being assembled/stained from the people you purchased them from. If there were termites in them when they came from the manufacturer, the likely hood of them being in there this whole time with no signs of damage or kick out holes and dust until 2 years out is extremely slim. Cabinets aren't that thick compared to beams and supports of the structures of homes which can cause finding termite damage and activity signs to be less noticeable for longer. Normally activity would show up not long after you received the cabinets if they came infested. Now, if its powder post beetles they could have been in the raw wood without you or even the cabinet company knowing they were there. Powder post beetle larvae can stay dormant up to 20 years sometimes in the wood and then emerge. If that is what you have, your best mode of action would be to have your home tented/fumigated to kill them all at once. Termidor foam wont work for you in that case and the products we have that would work would require you sand your custom cabinets down to raw wood and then apply them. This is a tough situation for you but fumigation is almost your only option. 

Answer last updated on: 02/07/2015

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