This past week, my house was discovered to have termites. Since that time, a number of termite exterminators have been invited out to propose a treatment plan. One company representative even drove up in a vehicle that appeared to be a termite. Quite cute in some ways, I must say!
Termites have been munching away on wood for over 250 million years, long before people started building their homes from wood products. Termites recycle wood products into soil by feeding on and breaking down cellulose, the main component of the cell walls in plants. My only question, is why did they pick my house?
There are of course many different types of termites. Here in Arizona, the most common is the subterranean termite, which build earthin shelter tubes, which can be up to an inch in width. These tubes are usually found on the outside just above the slab.
In the days and weeks to come, it is my intent to post photos and share my many rich and fulfilling Arizona experiences. Hopefully, this blog will engender and create an interest on the part of the reader to know more about the diversity of the "Grand Canyon State" and possibly visit. (November 23rd, 2009)
I was born and raised in the cold country of Minnesota. After spending thirty seven years in education, retirement in Arizona was my answer. Today, my interests and passions include traveling, playing tennis and being with my grandchildren.