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Thank you, Hamilton, thank you, John, good to know that the person was right and that I did not accept the wood chips. Our property is very small and the drop would have been literally about 3 feet from the foundation of the house. As far as having things in the yard for the termites to munch, I have tried that route and have purposely left a rotting stump, as well as old branches in the farthest-from-the-house corners of the yard, and still there they were, munching away on the wood of our house itself. It seems not to always work, unfortunately.
 
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A pest controller also told me wood chips can harbour termites. The termites are already in your area, it’s just a matter of how close they’ll get to your home.

Keep in mind that even wet cardboard and styrofoam boxes attract termites. The worst thing many people do is leave wood, cardboard and styrofoam boxes directly on the ground underneath their house. The CO2 attracts termites.
 
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