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Joe from Cleveland, Tn writes,

I found termites in our garden bed that is not close to the house. The garden boxes are made of pressure treated wood. How can they be treated so that vegetable can still be planted?


Termites do not attack live, healthy wood/trees. If the wood has been damaged by termites it would be advisable to remove the boxes and perform a liquid termite soil treatment with Termidor SC to ensure subterranean termites to not find a food source inside of your home. Please take a few minutes to read our article How to Perform a Termite Treatment which will explain how to do the treatment in laymens terms and also explain any needed equipment. Most folks find that they only need a 5 gallon bucket and perhaps a drill in some situations. You should follow the Termidor product label and you should mix Termidor with water as specified. No special equipment is needed to diltute Termidor because it is a water based product and readily mixes with water. It should not be applied in soil that is located in a vegetable garden/bed. We do not carry any products that are safe to apply or that will be effective for pre-treated wood.

Answer last updated on: 04/09/2015

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