Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Post Exchange - Termites

If you have ever had to deal with termites then you know how dreadful it is. Definitely not something you want to have to deal with ... ever!

For those of you who don't know what termites are, they are an insect that lives in colonies (like ants and bees). They can live in different places such as Nests or Mounds made using a combination of soil, mud, chewed wood/cellulose, saliva, and feces. Imagine a home made from spit and shyt ... actually it sounds rather humorous to me ...

Termites eat plant matter. Dead plant matter. For those of you who haven't heard, one of their favourite choices for cuisine is wood. Why should this matter to you, you ask? Well ... what are the majority of houses made of (I'm talking people houses now, not termite houses)? Yep. You got it. Wood.

True, we do have houses made from different materials such as concrete, brick and plastics ... but most houses have wood structures - the bones so to speak, of your house.

When termites eat your house, the damage can be extreme. First you have to get rid of the termites, then you have to do all the repairs.

So, what does this have to do with a blog about dogs? Well, if a termite can cause so much damage to your house, imagine what your dog house looks like! If you have a dog house, it is likely much smaller than your own house ... therefore the damage would be so much more! Protect your dog houses! Watch out for termites.

(See? I can swing most things to relate about dogs ... problem is when I start going to work on clients' computers and start relating their virus problem to dogs ... that's usually when they ask when my last vacation was ...)

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