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I have just one question. I got two truck loads of maple, that has been down for 4 years. We put the bed in and then I discovered the termites. Should I be concerned? My house and garage are brick, but my out buildings are wood. Any info would be helpful. I haven't planted anything yet. Thank you, from the newbie Ronnie
 
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I would not worry too much...termites are everywhere here in virginia...I doubt very seriously you have imported them exclusively. I would not, however recommend putting mounds close to buildings...lol.

a good deterrent is a dusting of borax and food grade diatomaceaous earth...which really is a good general anti bug..
 
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also borax is good for some root crops esp beets, if not overdone.

I'd definately put borax where the termites are and cover it well
 
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I wouldn't worry about it. They are already everywhere. However, I would be careful with using the diatomaceaous earth. Although it is really effective, it's going to kill off the good bugs too.
Try bringing in some Ants and let them take care of the termites.
 
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