Posted by Jon on 15:47:55 4/30/2017 from 220.127.116.11:
In reply to: Re: Quick Follow-up Re: Carpenter Ant Question posted by John Fasoldt on 10:39:47 4/30/2017 from 18.104.22.168:
Thanks, John. Once again I appreciate the advice and wisdom.
As "luck" would have it, I found termites in my mulch while doing a spring cleaning today. I found tiny, clear-yellow bugs. They looked exactly like the pics of subterranean termite pics from your website.
I have a fieldstone foundation and a new concrete foundation under an addition to the house. The house is otherwise newly built as of mid 2016. The mulch is along a small section that was bumped out from the fieldstone to make an enclosed porch. There is a crawl space underneath. The walls are made of Durock and framed with wood.
I'm trying to be rational about this. I assume I should remove the mulch. Additionally, I inspected the aforementioned crawl space. I did not see any termite activity or mud tubes.
Should I try your suggestion of laying sand, a membrane, and then gravel in the affected area? Or should I called a local exterminator for a consult and below ground treatment before I lay gravel?
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