Posted by Moni on 22:37:47 6/23/2008 from 220.127.116.11:
In reply to: Termites and brick houses... posted by Moni on 20:36:08 6/23/2008 from 18.104.22.168:
Just for reference, sorry:
Of course, I am speaking of subterranean termites.
The flying termite I killed was a swarmer and of this I am sure. When they performed treatments at neighbour homes I was curious enough to ask the guys who did the work to show me the bugs (flying bugs, and also workers).
I am sure the swarmer was not a flying ant because I had an experience with those too. They disappeared after I caulked very well small crevices around "outgoing water pipes" and have never had a problem with them again. If I've gained anything throughout these experiences is to distinguish both very clearly. The ants I had (before the termites) were larger than the latter, had different wings and also waists.
The cost of a perimetral treatment in Guadalajara where I live (second largest city in Mexico) is about 1,500 USD. If this is going to be a permanent problem (having to do treatments periodically), I am definitely going to move sometime in the future. Not one person that I know of has gone through this; just I. Could you also tell me about this?
All your advice is highly appreciated, really.
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