Tuesday, November 15, 2016


 Hmmmm, I wonder where these brown flakes are coming from...

Ah, yes. Looks like ground termites made this redwood box at the bottom of one terrace roof post their home. Lovely.

The treated wood post doesn't seem to be affected, so I cleaned up the mess, got rid of the decorative box, and sprayed with insecticide (yes, I know that is unlikely to make a difference). I'll keep an eye out for more wood shavings. If they do show up, we'll replace the post.

1 comment:

Paga said...

And that is why wood should not directly touch the ground. You need concrete shoes for this (I know, I have the same problem, but it's under my crawl space. So far, no termite attacks, though.)