[gardeners] termites in the garden

Dan Dixon (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 25 Jun 2001 09:44:14 -0500

Speaking of termites, our 8 ft scotch broom began losing branches a year or
so ago. I trimmed them out as they died, but this year the dead removal left
it badly disfigured so we decided just to remove the whole plant. When I dug
it up I found that the roots were full of termites. It looked like they were
eating living wood, which I didn't think they would do. I then recalled that
about 3 or 4 years ago, my wife had planted dalhias near the same spot and
the termites had eaten the live bulbs, killing the plants before they

Is there a pesticide which will kill subterranian termites in a garden bed,
but won't translocate in the soil to our vegetable garden and rasperry patch
which are about 5 feet away? TIA,

Dan Dixon

> From: "lneuru" <lneuru@watarts.uwaterloo.ca>
> Reply-To: gardeners@globalgarden.com
> Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2001 22:37:56 -0400
> To: <gardeners@globalgarden.com>
> Cc: <gshirl@bellsouth.net>
> Subject: [gardeners] Sunday in the garden [sic]
> We found termites in our pressurized lumber raised beds, one, anyway, so we
> figure it's in more of them.  So much for making life better through
> chemicals.  I'm sending Len off the Canadian Tire for lots of termite
> poison. - we don't use pesticides but we are going to make an exception
> here.