Will termites eat treated lumber?
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Likewise, can Termites destroy pressure treated wood?
The short answer to this question is not really. Even pressure-treated wood and naturally durable woods are susceptible to termite damage and infestations. That's because termites can tunnel over treated wood easily to get to untreated wood or other cellulose-containing substances in a home.
Furthermore, how do you kill termites in lumber? The best way to kill termites with boric acid is to use bait stations.
- Coat or spray wood (or another cellulose material) evenly with boric acid.
- Plant the boric acid bait in the garden near your house or in an open infestation.
- Check on the bait station regularly and replenish it with boric acid as needed.
One may also ask, what kind of wood is termite resistant?
A few woods are naturally resistant to termites, including cedar and redwood. Only certain parts of these woods are resistant, the heartwood and occasionally the bark. Pressure-treated wood is resistant to insects and decay, and lasts longer than un-treated wood.
Do termites eat any wood?
Termites eat wood to derive the cellulose and nutrients they need to live. Termites have protozoa and bacteria in their gut that allow them to break down the cellulose fibers in wood, which is difficult for other creatures to digest.