Posted by William on 16:35:46 6/7/2011 from 184.108.40.206:
i live in an old wood house built almost 100 yrs. ago in central florida (volusia county). i've been at this location for the past 20 yrs. and know the house was tented immediately before i moved in as it was previously infested. for quite some time i was termite free, but have been dealing with spot damage for 5-8 yrs. (i know, i should wait longer....maybe it will just collapse, but i've had serious health issues).
each year i've replaced/repaired window and window trim damage, etc. trying to keep up with it all, but i've never known what was old, and what was new damage. i've followed the piles of debris to seek them out. the last couple years though i've found termites in furniture, picture frames, etc. and last fall i saw my first indoor swarm. they are back this spring.
due to having many animals and no place to go, and an old, rusty tin roof which may be damaged during the event causing me even more trouble, i can't tent right now. is it possible termidor could do the trick? and other that obvious damage spots, how will they know what is old, and what is new damage? would they drill into the wood beams under the house? or maybe inside in the window trim?
my house is built up on bricks (it is an old "cracker style" home, so no concrete slab) and has an open crawl space underneath. all the beams are open and visible, as is the wood flooring. there is no insulation. it is usually very dry as it is ventilated well. i'm not sure if they are drywood or subterranean, but i haven't seen any signs of subs.
any advice is appreciated!
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