Termites Eating at you?
Table of Contents
Chapters 35
of
"The Best Control"
by Stephen Tvedten
 

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CANCER PREVENTION

Why 99% is Not Good Enough

Chapters 1-10 OVERVIEW 

Chapter 11 - Things Grandma Probably Used for Pests

Chapter 12-13 - Synthetic Pesticide Poisons

Chapter 14 - Nothing but Ants

Chapter 15-17 - Lice, bed bugs and more

Chapter 18 - Fleas

Chapter 19 - Ticks and Mites?

Chapter 20-21 - Bees, Wasps, Hornets and more

Chapter 22 - MOSQUITOES

Chapter 23 - Spiders

Chapter 24-25 - SCORPIONS

Chapter 26 - Help!  Roaches

Chapter 27 - Help!  Something is eating my clothes!

Chapter 28 - So What's hiding in your stored food ?

Chapter 29 - Crickets

Chapter 30 - Flies

Chapter 31 - Beetles, Mites and more

Chapter 32 - Rodents and other Vertebrate Pests 

Chapter 33 - Bats

Chapter 34 -  Birds

Chapter 35 - Termites

Chapter 36- Safe Lawn and Garden Maintenance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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CHAPTER 35 
              WOOD DESTROYING ORGANISMS Page 737 
              FORWARD Page 738 
              INITIAL COMMENTS Page 740 
              SAND BARRIER Page 742 
              THE INSPECTION Page 743 
              HOW YOU CAN DISTINGUISH ANTS FROM TERMITES Page 745 
              TERMITE LIFE CYCLE Page 746 
              SODIUM BORATE HELPS WOOD BITE BACK Page 747 
              SUBTERRANEAN (BELOW THE EARTH) TERMITES Page 748 
              SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES OF NORTH AMERICA Page 752 
              SPECIFY THE CORRECT TREATMENT AND CONTROL Page 755 
              PREVENTION OF SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE ATTACK DURING CONSTRUCTION 
              CLEARANCE BETWEEN WOOD AND SOIL Page 759 
              TERMITE SHIELDS Page 759 
              VENTILATION Page 759 
              CONCRETE SLAB-ON-GROUND FOUNDATION Page 760 
              BASIC CHECKLIST FOR TERMITE PROBLEMS Page 761 
              DRYWOOD TERMITES Page 762 
              COMMON SPECIES Page 763 
              POWDER POST TERMITES Page 765 
              ROTTEN WOOD, DAMP WOOD TERMITES Page 765 
              TREE-NESTING (ARBOREAL) TERMITES Page 767 
              CARPENTER ANTS Page 770 
              CARPENTER ANT CONTROL Page 772 
              CARPENTER BEES Page 775 
              OTHER WOOD DESTROYING ORGANISMS Page 777 
              POWDER POST BEETLES Page 777 
              TRUE POWDER POST BEETLES Page 779 
              FALSE OR LARGE POWDER POST BEETLES Page 780 
              POWDER POST BEETLE CONTROL Page 782 
              FURNITURE, TIMBER, DEATHWATCH BEETLES Page 782 
              ROUND HEADED BORERS OR "LONG -HORNED" BEETLES Page 784 
              OLD HOUSE BORER Page 784 
              BARK AND TIMBER BEETLES Page 786 
              WHARF BORER Page 787 
              FLATHEADED (OR METALLIC WOOD) BORERS Page 787 
              WOOD WASPS (HORNTAILS) Page 790 
              WOOD-BORING WEEVILS Page 791 
              OVERVIEW OF DAMAGE Page 791 
              SPECIFIC KEYS Page 792 
              WOOD DECAY Page 794 
              SURFACE MOLDS OR MILDEWS Page 794 
              SAPSTAIN (or BLUESTAIN) FUNGI Page 795 
              (CUBICAL) BROWN ROT Page 795 
              WATER-CONDUCTING FUNGI Page 795 
              SOFT ROT Page 796 
              WHITE ROT Page 796 
              WHITE-POCKET ROT Page 796 
              DECAY CONTROLS Page 796 
              WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO ACCURATELY INSPECT YOUR HOME Page 797 
              HOW TO BEGIN YOUR HOME INSPECTION Page 799 
              REPORT WHERE ALL THE PROBLEMS WERE FOUND Page 799 
              CAUTION Page 800 
              NOW GO OUTSIDE Page 801 
              COMPILING THE INSPECTION RESULTS Page 802 
              THE GRAPH Page 802 
              THE LABEL Page 803
              PENALTIES Page 805 
              SYNTHETIC RESIDUAL PESTICIDE POISON COMMENTARY Page 805 
              INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES Page 806 
              CORRECTING MOISTURE PROBLEMS Page 807 
              PERMANENT WOOD DESTROYING ORGANISM CONTROL Page 808 
              GLYCOL ETHERS CAUTION Page 809 
              THE GREATEST "SECRET" OF CONTROL Page 818 
              SUPPLEMENTAL SECTION Page 818 
              ONE "LAST" PESTICIDE WARNING Page 825 
              ALTERNATIVE TERMITE CONTROL Page 828 
 
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