Re: [gardeners] termites in the garden

George Shirley (
Mon, 25 Jun 2001 10:55:48 -0500

What about one of those termite spikes that they are supposed to be attracted to
and then die when they eat the baited wood? That shouldn't translocate at all. I
saw them at Home Depot and think I saw some at Walmart.


Dan Dixon wrote:
> 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
> flowered.
> 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" <>
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> > Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2001 22:37:56 -0400
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> > Cc: <>
> > 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.