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Post  hester78132 5/27/2014, 4:29 pm

I planted some sun flowers in sfg and the termites are eating the plants from the inside.  What can I treat them with?

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Post  camprn 5/27/2014, 6:29 pm

The best recommendation I can give you is contact your local Extension Service for the best advice to your local area.


It may be the best treatment is to go after the colony.

Please let us know what the Ag agent says.

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Post  jimmy cee 5/27/2014, 10:14 pm

The only treatment that's effective is to go after the entire colony, as capmrn suggested.
Material is out there that they enjoy eating, will not kill them thus not alarming the colony.
This material keeps termites from shedding, then they die a natural death...
Believe me it works, I've had dealings with termites twice in the past 40 years.
1st was a barrier that didn't work after 20 years, 2nd was this treatment and it continues to this day.
If their after your flowers maybe you should have your home inspected...
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Post  sanderson 5/27/2014, 10:25 pm

Jimmy, What was the treatment?
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Post  jimmy cee 5/27/2014, 11:45 pm

sanderson
please help me find my reply to your question, I hit the wrong button and all was lost.
I know it is saved some where, however i forgot it.
be back tomorrow....
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Post  sanderson 5/28/2014, 2:31 am

Go to your Profile and Select the Draft tab. I've done it several times! I think retirement does that to one!
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Post  jimmy cee 5/28/2014, 10:45 am

Apparently it was not saved, I did however have this save in my notepad items,here it is

We had problems with termites for 30 years.
First episode which was treated by a professional co, was to drill holes inside and outside of our home, and blow in what they called a barrier, didnt kill, just kept them away.
$2000.00 for that one.15 years later..their back again..
New treatment and it works.
$1600.00
A termite needs to shed to grow, if they do not shed they die a natural death.
Tubes are placed in the soil with bait sticks that termites enjoy eating, when termites are detected these bait sticks are removed and special sticks are added into these tubes.
They enjoy eating this stuff also.
When they go back to their buddies they inform them how delicious this meal is, they all go and eat.
When termites eat this material they continue on with their lives, however when it comes time to shed they die, because this material keeps them from shedding.
The colony that was here isn't any more.
If you use a termite killer, it only kills the termites affected and not the colony, you want to eliminate the colony.

Why not look into using these baits for your termites, no affect on your garden such as a chemical material would have..
If I'm not mistaken I have seen these items on a small scale at our local Lowes store.
This is the company I use and very well pleased with their service
http://www.jcehrlich.com/index.html
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