Posted 23 October 2006 - 07:58 PM
Well, I waited a few days to see if it the D.E was effective or not. Sadly they're still there...by the thousands. Their population is just too large to control, so I took the tub outside.
Once outside, I dumped it upside down on window screen. I ran a hose over the chips for a few minutes. I could not believe how many termites were in this tub. I basically tried to flush them out with the hose.
There's no way this tub can remain a tub. I'll have to leave the woodchip block out in the garden and eventually some natural predators will find their way in. I wish I knew of a better method of killing them without damaging the mycelium, the termites were not affected by a bleach soak.