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Dan from Northeast Ohio writes,

Termite infested wood pile?

I have a wood pile along a fence in my back yard that is infested with white subterranean termites. Can I apply Termidor around the wood pile in a 6"x6" trench as directed to kill the colony before disposing of the wood pile? How long will it take to work? Do you have any other suggestions for this situation? Thanks


 Termidor is only labeled for use around residential and commercial structures and should not be used away from a structure.  So we are not able to recommend it as a treatment method.  Most termiticides are only labeled for use around structures.  Termidor does take up to 90 days to kill a termite colony.  It is recommended when having a wood pile to build a structure for it or place it up on blocks or on a metal stand so it does not come into contact with the ground.  That being said, a 6 x 6 inch trench would work, IF it was labeled to be used away from the house.

Answer last updated on: 08/17/2011

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