This last weekend it was planned that the new cho0k food garden would be built. Instead when it came time to find the wood for the sides in the timber pile , Termites were found.
Last year we were given a pile of old fence palings that I was planning on recycling into palings for under the house, you know the bits between the stumps. The timber was stacked up against some other hardwood timber we had stored here. A few of the new palings must have been pine and the termites quickly moved in. (Luckily they ignored the hardwood!) ~ Below an idea of what it used to look like… ~
Thank goodness we have chooks that seem to find Termites are delicacies! They quickly cleaned up any visible bugs and spent the remainder of the morning happily scratching away looking for more. The timber has now been sorted and cleaned up so fingers crossed the termites are all gone. Any obvious pine pieces are gone now too.
So next weekend it is planned that all the ‘timber’ we have stored under the house will be removed and checked to for termites. The house is sprayed every year for termites but it is months before the exterminator come again and by them our house might be eaten away. Better safe than homeless….