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Hi, i was wondering if i should be concerned about attracting termites? Any wood laying around here becomes infested, it's like that all over this area. Sorry if it's a dumb question. Perhaps the burying of the wood prevents them?
 
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If there is wood the termites will find it. I saw this last year when I had to relocate a HK bed to another area. When I dug everything up I noticed a ton of termites around the the decaying wood. All of my HK beds are a good 100' away from the house but we still have termite protections in place since termites can easily move. We have sentricon tubes installed around the perimeter of our house and shed and our foundation was sprayed with termidor. I don't like using chemicals, but I've seen the damage termites can do and I'm not taking any chances.
 
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i don't know an entomologist, but how do termites convert cellulose to sugars, and hence methane ?

If they are using a certain type of fungi, then maybe innoculating with a very prolific type of bacterial/fungi family may short circuit their ability to compete in that area, and they may not colonize.....

Might be useful to figure out just for protecting structures anyway...
 
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