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Re: termites in outside fence posts


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Posted by John Fasoldt on 21:59:02 6/25/2008 from 24.0.128.169:

In reply to: Re: termites in outside fence posts posted by Chris on 19:47:12 6/25/2008 from 69.118.62.48:

Never mind any treatment, just replace with a metal post or at least pressure treated wood. If you use PT wood, use concrete around the post. But remember to put a brick or stone in the bottom of the hole, so that the concrete fills UNDERNEATH the post, so the termites cannot come up from under the concrete.

If you just dig a hole, then put the post in the hole, and the concrete around the post, the termites will have access from the bottom of the post, which will be in contact with the ground. Termites will eventually destroy even PT wood, if they have access.

Don't worry about the house. But, if you ever add on to the house, have the new addition pre-treated during construction.

Glad I could help with the ants, hope the onesies and twosies didn't develop further!

---John



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