What should I do about termites in a tree?
Jane e-mailed in this question:
"Our house has been inspected for termites and is termite free. However, a pine tree approximately 15 ft. from the house has termites around it 3 or 4 inches underground. We have not seen any swarming. Do we need to take action as to the termites around the pine tree?
Thanks for your help."
You need to call an exterminator and have them come out and get rid of the
This is much too close to your house to let them stay there without doing anything. Some species, particularly Formosan termites, can build underground colonies that range up to 300 feet or so.
Because you have subterranean termites, your best bet will probably be a bait system. Other kinds of treatment, where you would apply pesticides to the area, might kill or damage the tree.
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