Will termites eat treated wood?

Will termites eat treated wood?

Pressure treated wood is infused with chemical preservatives that make it more termite resistant. However, it is by no means termite proof. Pressure treated wood is typically used where ground contact will be experienced and the extra protection is desired. It should be noted that not even the manufacturers will claim the wood to be termite proof. The elements, such as water, will degrade the protection offered by the pressure treatment and will leave the wood vulnerable to termites.


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Anna CollinsDecember 4, 2022 at 2:12 amReply

It’s good to know that the chemical preservatives infused in pressure-treated wood make it more resistant to termites, as long as it’s not exposed to elements that will degrade the pressure treatment and make the wood vulnerable to termites. I plan to get a deck built soon, so I need treated logs to use as materials for it. I’ll be sure to take note of what you said while I look where to buy high-quality timber products soon.

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