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Wood chunks and termites

JeffMJeffM Posts: 103
edited 8:12AM in EggHead Forum
After cutting up a pecan log into chunks, I noticed a few termites in the plastic bag I put them in. Is soaking in water a good way to make sure I have removed them all or any other suggestions? Thanks

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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,128
    Might drown the termites. Why not just toss the wood on the fire and smoke them for appiteasers??
  • BotchBotch Posts: 5,074
    I was surprised to read how museums kill termites (or any other vermin) in old artwork: plain ol' CO2! If your wood is already bagged, I'd see if you can get some compressed CO2 and flood the bags and seal.
    I wouldn't trust water alone; wet wood is actually how termites smell wood.
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  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Just put a few toothpicks into the plastic bag with the wood chunks, leave the top open, and move the bag close to your neighbors house... This will take care of the problem.
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    Termites can pole vault and are very competitive. heheheee.
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 11,004
    I'm with Richard. Who cares? Cook em up... more protein.

    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

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  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    :laugh:
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