Posted by Moni on 15:45:17 7/2/2008 from 220.127.116.11:
In reply to: Re: Termites and brick houses... posted by John Fasoldt on 7:02:23 6/24/2008 from 18.104.22.168:
Thanks for your reply!
Metal sounds definitely like the way to go...
I forgot to say, however, there is also the kitchen (wooden). I have never seen metal kitchens here and I wonder if there are any termite-proof materials aside from steel.
People in sales lie a lot. A man told me MDF was termite-proof. Luckily, I researched and on the internet I found out it is not true.
Lots of people here are replacing bedroom carpets with wood-looking HDF flooring (fake wood). They also say it is termite proof. I wonder if it is a lie, or if there is actually any other material that is termite proof.
Regarding Termidor, I had the chance to enter a house just treated with it (one of the neighbours). You are very right: no odor, nothing! If I have the urgent need to treat anything here (the doorframes, built-in wood or the kitchen, I'll definitely ask for it. The long-lasting protection is also worthwhile.
As for termites crawling up the walls, I have not seen that in the surroundings. The problem doesn't seem so severe here (at least not yet, anyway). However, thanks for the warning.
John, thank you very much for your time and for sharing your knowledge. I really appreciate it. :)
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